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Bhima Koregaon Case- Anand Teltumbde didn’t attend Elgaar Parishad, says bail plea

el | TNN | Updated: Jan 14, 2021, 08:33 IST File photo of Anand Teltumbde (holding red file) MUMBAI: Refuting allegations that he was one of the conveners of Elgar Parishad, arrested activist and academic, Anand Teltumbde, in his bail plea said he had made… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case – NIA court allows Sudha Bharadwaj to access five books from outside jail every month

MUMBAI: A special NIA court this week allowed Elgar Parishad accused Sudha Bharadwaj to access five books from outside jail every month. The court also said that the superintendent should carefully examine the books and shall not allow her to… Continue Reading →

EU -Speak Out Against India’s Rights Violations

(Brussels) – The EU should take a strong stand and press India to immediately end systemic human rights violations, seven organizations said today, ahead of the European Union-India human rights dialogue scheduled for January 12, 2021. India should also free all detained human rights defenders and others… Continue Reading →

India is under siege from a few driving a majoritarian agenda

Name-calling, intimidation and ham-fisted use of state repression—India is under siege from a few driving a majoritarian agenda. Progress will come only when citizens from dominant groups recognise the equal rights of all minorities and then force change from within…. Continue Reading →

How a Supreme Court judgment brought back the sedition law in India

A.G. Noorani Read the newspapers carefully and you will find that second only to murder and rape, the offence which has seized the small minds of our ministers and the police is sedition. It is as if the country is infested… Continue Reading →

The Battle of Koregaon: Why the anniversary has come to mean so much to Dalits

On January 1, 1927, Dr BR Ambedkar visited the site and ever since thousands of Ambedkarites turn up at Bhima Koregaon on New Year’s Day Johanna DeekshaEdex Live January 1 marks the 202nd anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon, also… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon case -Dalit leader remains in jail as govt, court ‘wilfully’ disrespect previous judgments

By Surabhi Agarwal, Sandeep Pandey, Kushagra Kumar* Writer, poet, artist, perennial protestor and Dalit leader Sudhir Dhawale, arrested and jailed in mid-2018, remains incarcerated under charges of the controversial Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and assorted Indian Penal Codes. He… Continue Reading →

Bhima Koregaon Case -“Withdraw scurrilous allegations”: Sudha Bharadwaj files application against NIA and its lawyers

She has stated that the Court should not be reduced to a forum of gossip and slander under the guise of legal arguments. : 29 Dec, 2020 , 8:53 pm Bhima Koregaon case accused Sudha Bharadwaj has filed an application in the Special… Continue Reading →

The cost of voicing dissent: UAPA against G.N. Saibaba and others

 by Kunal Pant — December 26, 2020 In 2016, a Supreme Court Judge asked the state of Maharashtra, “Do you want to extract a pound of flesh?” The statement was directed against the state for contesting the bail plea of Delhi University Professor… Continue Reading →

Merry Xmas Father Stan Swamy

By- VidyaBhushan Rawat None would ever have imagined that an octogenarian Stan Swamy would face such a harsh treatment for his committed work for the Adivasis of Jharkhand. When the governments of the world over honor activists who work in… Continue Reading →

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