Month: August 2020

Tirupati MLA Demands Release of Varavara Rao

The governing characters at the centre and in the state have been bending muscles with one another over the release of Viplava Rachayithala Sangham (Revolutionary Writer’s Association) member Varavara Rao, who remains a political prisoner jailed at a prison at…

Bhima Koregaon case: Family members of social activists, lawyers hold virtual meet

All activists were arrested by Pune police claiming their involvement in the violence, which took place against Dalits gathered at Bhima Koregaon on January 1, 2018. To mark over two years since arrests in the Elgaar Parishad case, family members…

Maharashtra Govt, Nagpur University Told to Pay Rs 5 Lakh Each to Shoma Sen

The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government and the Nagpur University (RTMNU) to pay Rs 5 lakh each to former professor Shoma Sen, who is an accused in the Koregaon Bhima-Elgar Parishad case, as…

Varavara Rao return Jail after Hospital discharge

Varavara Rao, arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in the Elgar Parishad case, was discharged from Nanavati Hospital on Thursday afternoon. Rao was admitted on July 19 after he tested positive for Covid-19. He has been taken back to…

Bombay High Court Denies Bail to Lawyer & Activist Sudha Bharadwaj

The Bombay High Court on Friday denied to grant bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). A bench led by Justice RD Dhanuka rejected…

Why the State Fears My Friend, Sudha Bharadwaj

They cannot fight her in court, so they are calling her a Maoist. They don’t have any real evidence against her, so they are converting the process itself into punishment. Exactly two years ago, Sudha Bharadwaj was arrested in the infamous…

NIA Summons Three Lawyers for Questioning

After questioning several academics and activists, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has now issued summons to three lawyers in the Elgar Parishad case. Among the three lawyers summoned to appear before the agency’s Mumbai office on August 28 are Nihalsing Rathod,…

Varavara Rao’s Neurological Status Remains Unsteady

The Bombay high court (HC) has highlighted that a part of the medical report of political prisoner Varavara Rao from Nanavati Hospital, where he was admitted for treatment Covid-19 and other co-morbidities, has stated that though Rao’s electrolyte levels have…

Maoist Veeramani comes out of Coimbatore prison

Maoist Veeramani, of Rayanallur in Cuddalore district, arrested by Q Branch-CID police in May 2015, came out of the Coimbatore Central prison on Monday evening after getting conditional bail. Veeramani said those who raised questions against the government are immediately…

The Indian Government redeploy five CRPF companies in Junglemahal

The Union government has agreed to accept West Bengal government’s proposal to redeploy five companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Junglemahal, which were withdrawn ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and sent to Jammu and Kashmir. The…

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