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‘Mere Membership Of Banned Organization Will Not Lead To Inference Of Committing Terrorist Act’; SC Upholds Bail To Alleged Maoist Sympathiser

By: Manu Sebastian The Supreme Court has dismissed the challenge brought by Maharashtra Government against the Bombay High Court’s order granting bail to alleged Maoist sympathiser Konnath Muralidharan, who has been in custody in Pune’s Yerwada jail since May 2015.”No… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Court asks cops to hand over copies of ‘seized digital data’ to accused

Seized documents to be shared with Elgar Parishad accused, says Pune court Two chargesheets were filed against the accused in the Elgar Parishad case for allegedly having connections with Maoists. The accused have been lodged in Yerawada central jail for… Continue Reading →

Life in the Hangman’s Shadow

Freed by the Supreme Court after 16 years spent on death row for a crime they did not commit, five men are desperately trying to rebuild their lives. More than a cause for celebration, their acquittal is reason to ask:… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad case: Accused seek mirror images of cloned copies of data seized by police

They had earlier argued that the police had not followed the proper procedure in submitting the electronic data before the court, following which the special court had then directed the accused to file an application in this regard. By Express News… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad Case-Prima facie evidence, records show accused not entitled to bail: State

ELGAR PARISHAD CASE HEARING Vishwas Pune: District government pleader Ujjwala Pawar said on Thursday that the prosecution has furnished to the special UAPA court all the investigation papers and seized documents, including electronic evidence and phone records, to show… Continue Reading →

Seeking to arrest Navlakha, Maharashtra govt points to Gadchiroli attack

Mumbai, May 2 Opposing the interim protection from arrest granted to activist Gautam Navlakha by the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra government on Thursday invoked the Naxal attack in Gadchiroli, saying he is accused of being a member of “such… Continue Reading →

India: UN experts call for release of wheelbound DU professor G N Saibaba

GENEVA (30 April 2019) – UN experts* have called on Indian authorities to immediately release human rights defender Dr. G.N. Saibaba, a person with disabilities whose health is seriously deteriorating and who reportedly continues to be held in solitary confinement… Continue Reading →

Elgaar Parishad Case- Cops oppose temporary bail to Rao for kin’s post-death rituals #WTFnews

Pune: Investigating officer ACP Shivaji Pawar on Thursday filed a written say in the court of special UAPA judge Kishor D Vadane opposing temporary bail to activistwriter-poet P Varavara Rao considering the serious charges against him in the Elgar Parishad… Continue Reading →

India – Why is this Muslim youth still in prison? #freezakariya

A decade has passed since Koniyath Zakariya of Parapanangadi, was arrested and put in Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara Central Jail on charges under the draconian provisions of UAPA.  Zakariya’s imprisonment is continuing even after ten years as the trial and cross-examination… Continue Reading →

Prof Haragopal, Venugopal, Prof Katyayani others detained

Several activists, mostly teachers, including prominent educationist Prof G Haragopal, were detained by the Hyderabad police on Saturday as they attempted to hold an indoor meeting to demand the release of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao and other intellectuals, who are… Continue Reading →

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