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The NEW Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA): Absolute power to state

NITIKA KHAITAN Masood Azhar, founder of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. Photo: PTI Hafiz Saeed, the leader of a banned Islamic group Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an alias of the proscribed Lashkar -e-Taiba terror group. Photo: AP Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Photo: AFPThe… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh: Activist Soni Sori arrested in Dantewada district

She was arrested ahead of a meeting regarding the release of innocent Adivasis from various jails in Bastar region. The Chhattisgarh Police arrested Adivasi leader Soni Sori on Saturday, hours before she was scheduled to address a large gathering of… Continue Reading →

JMFC court rejects bail of nine accused in Elgaar Parishad case

JMFC court rejects bail of nine accused in Elgaar Parishad case They filed their applications in the lower court, claiming sessions court has no jurisdiction for trial | The Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court rejected the bail plea of… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case-Maharashtra Govt Opposes Bail Pleas of Three Activists

PrevNextNEWS18 » INDIA 1-MIN READ The state government told the court that activists Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj and Vernon Gonsalves are active members of frontal groups funded by the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist). :October 1, 2019, 8:31 PM IST Mumbai:… Continue Reading →

Bhima-Koregaon case: Being inspired by Marxism is not enough to incriminate me, Arun Ferreira tells Bombay high court

MUMBAI Updated: Sep 24, 2019 00:21 IST KAY Dodhiya Arguments in the bail application of lawyer and human rights activist Arun Ferreira concluded on Monday in the Bombay high court (HC). Ferreira, along with civil rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj and activist Vernon… Continue Reading →

No link to Bhima Koregaon case, activist Arun Ferreira tells court

He was arrested in the case last year over alleged Maoist links and several other charges following the violence at Koregaon Bhima between December 31, 2017 and January 1, 2018. By PTI MUMBAI: Activist Arun Ferreira told the Bombay High Court on… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Bombay HC rejects Navlakha’s plea to quash FIR

On the request Navlakha’s advocate Yug Chaudhry, the bench stayed the order for three weeks so that they can approach the Supreme Court against the order. Written by Sailee Dhayalkar |Mumbai |Published: September 14, 2019 THE BOMBAY High Court on Friday dismissed… Continue Reading →

The UAPA amendment treats Indians as subjects of a colonial sovereign

COMMENTARY LAW ABHINAV SEKHRI10 September 2019 KEVIN ILANGO FOR THE CARAVAN On 8 July, the union home minister Amit Shah introduced an amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the Lok Sabha. The Act is an anti-terror law which penalises… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Pune Police searches premises of DU professor Hany Babu

Shoumojit BanerjeePUNE: , SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 Wife claims police searched their house for nearly six hours, without a warrant. A team of the Pune Police on Tuesday conducted searches at the residence of academic-activist, Dr. Hany Babu M.T., in Noida, in connection with… Continue Reading →

Forget War and Peace, Vernon Gonsalves is now reading Anne Frank’s Diary to convicts and running classes in prison

Gonsalves’ son Sagar Abraham Gonsalves talks to us about his father, the kind of books he read and how the past year had been for him and his family Parvathi BenuEdex Live War and Peace in Junglemahal: People, State and… Continue Reading →

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