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Elgaar Parishad case: Bail plea of six activists rejected, court says their acts ‘against democracy’

Special Judge SR Navandar rejected the bail plea of Sudhir Dhawale, Rona Wilson, Varavara Rao, Shoma Sen, Mahesh Raut and Surendra Gadling. By Express News Service |Pune |Updated: November 6, 2019 5:59:28 pm A special UAPA court in Pune Wednesday rejected the… Continue Reading →

Release Dr Teltumbde: Canadian Organisations in Letter to PM, Prez

Teltumbde is one of the activists booked by police for allegedly inciting caste-based violence at Bhima Koregaon.(Photo Courtesy: YouTube Screengrab) A group of Canadian organisations has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind, requesting them to… Continue Reading →

Health deterioration of Prof G.N. Saibaba in Anda cell

 By A S Vasantha Kumari  According to court order I met Sai last on 26th December 2018 with his brother Ramdev, when he was taken to the Nagpur Government Medical College Hospital (GMCH). Usually, I see Sai through the barred… Continue Reading →

Prof G.N .Saibaba suffering from 19 diseases, demands bail

Vaibhav Ganjapure| TNN | GN Saibaba of Delhi University professor in Nagpur after Bombay High Court cancelled the bail on Friday December 25th 2015 NAGPUR: GN Saibaba informed Nagpur bench of Bombay high court that he is suffering from 19 types of diseases as… Continue Reading →

Dearest Arundhati Roy: Shahidul Alam reflects on his time in prison

The Bangladeshi photographer was charged with criticising his country on Facebook and spent more than 100 days behind bars. Now freed, he replies to the Indian novelist who wrote to him in jail Shahidul Alam Dearest Arundhati, It was a letter… Continue Reading →

Pune’s Bhima Koregaon riots caused due to intelligence failure, says Ambedkar

Urges judicial commission to summon chief minister, intelligence heads for cross examination Nadeem Inamdar Hindustan Times, Pune Advocate Prakash Ambedkar comes out of Bhima Koregaon judicial commission on Tuesday(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO) Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh president Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday urged… Continue Reading →

Activist Arun Ferreira ‘beaten in custody’: Amnesty India demands probe

Arun Ferreira (File photo) NEW DELHI: Amnesty IndiaThursday demanded an impartial probe after activist Arun Ferreira‘s claimed he was beaten by a Maharashtra police officer in custody, and asserted the alleged ill-treatment shows how India is becoming a “dangerous place” for human… Continue Reading →

India -The force of a dissenting verdict

Flavia Agnes The writer is a women’s rights lawyer In his dissenting verdict, Justice Chandrachud disagreed with the views of then Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar.  Poet-Social activist Varavara Rao There have been times in history when… Continue Reading →

Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves file bail pleas in Pune court

Arun Ferreira PUNE: Activist-lawyers Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves, who were among the five persons arrested by the Pune police on August 28 in the Elgar Parishad probe, filed separate bail applications in the Pune sessions court on Friday. Siddharth Patil, counsel for Ferreira,… Continue Reading →

India’s Unforgivable Laws

Several unconstitutional laws in India repress its citizens. A reading list from the EPW Archives. As the second branch of government, the purpose of the legislature is to make laws that uphold the fundamental rights of all citizens. However, when… Continue Reading →

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