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Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police
India

Arrests made in Bhima Koregaon raids attempt to 'overturn Constitution': Rights groups call for action against Maharashtra Police

The arrests of the five activists, in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday, highlights the violation of all due procedures and is a mockery of the legal system, said a joint statement signed by over 30 civil society groups.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Pune Police says it has evidence about 'larger conspiracy' to mobilise cadres against forces
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Pune Police says it has evidence about 'larger conspiracy' to mobilise cadres against forces

The Pune Police said they would continue their investigation even though the Supreme Court had ordered the five activists to be placed in house arrest.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Some of the arrested activists are Naxal mentors, claims BJP leader in Telangana
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Some of the arrested activists are Naxal mentors, claims BJP leader in Telangana

The BJP spokesperson rejected suggestions in some quarters that the police action in the Bhima Koregaon raids is a crackdown on political dissent.

After SC order on Bhima Koregaon raids, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira sent home from Pune
India

After SC order on Bhima Koregaon raids, Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira sent home from Pune

The Supreme Court had ordered on Wednesday that the five human rights activists arrested in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case would be kept under house arrest at their homes till 6 September.

Activists’ arrest in Bhima Koregaon case 'attack on freedom', SC told; court upholds value of dissent, grants interim relief
India

Activists’ arrest in Bhima Koregaon case 'attack on freedom', SC told; court upholds value of dissent, grants interim relief

A Supreme Court bench quashed the Pune Police's bid for immediate custody of the five noted rights activists arrested in Bhima Koregaon investigation after it ordered that they be kept under house arrest till 6 September.

Long before Bhima Koregaon riot, 128 organisations with ties to CPI (Maoist) were put on watch list by UPA-II
India

Long before Bhima Koregaon riot, 128 organisations with ties to CPI (Maoist) were put on watch list by UPA-II

In December 2012, the UPA government wrote a missive to all the states to take appropriate action against persons involved with 128 organisations it had identified

'Dissent is safety valve of democracy': No jail, but house arrest for 5 activists, says Supreme Court; next hearing on 6 Sept
India

'Dissent is safety valve of democracy': No jail, but house arrest for 5 activists, says Supreme Court; next hearing on 6 Sept

Dealing a blow to the Maharashtra Police, the apex court questioned it for arresting the activists nine months after the violence between Dalits and upper caste Peshwas in Koregaon-Bhima village near Pune following the Elgar Parishad, or conclave, on 31 December, 2017.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Pune court orders activists to be sent back home; prosecution reiterates Maoist links
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Pune court orders activists to be sent back home; prosecution reiterates Maoist links

Even as Pune Police on Wednesday demanded 14 days' police custody of three activists Varavara Rao, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, Judge KD Wadane of Sessions Court of Pune said that they should be taken back to their houses.

Bhima Koregaon raids an attempt to divert attention from Sanatan Sanstha probe, says Prakash Ambedkar
India

Bhima Koregaon raids an attempt to divert attention from Sanatan Sanstha probe, says Prakash Ambedkar

Prakash Ambedkar alleged that police have made contradictory claims about the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in January

Bhima Koregaon raids: A case of over-the-top outrage, Congress hypocrisy, media's peddling of Leftist narrative
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: A case of over-the-top outrage, Congress hypocrisy, media's peddling of Leftist narrative

The arrest of five Left-wing activists for their alleged involvement with the Maoist insurgency movement has created widespread furore in India.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Arrest of activists shows 'Emergency-like' conditions prevailing in India, says Yashwant Sinha
Politics

Bhima Koregaon raids: Arrest of activists shows 'Emergency-like' conditions prevailing in India, says Yashwant Sinha

Former union finance minister Yashwant Sinha said that the Bhima Koregaon raids are a prime example of assault on freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Prakash Karat can only raise voice but won't practise democracy, says Subramanian Swamy
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Prakash Karat can only raise voice but won't practise democracy, says Subramanian Swamy

On Tuesday, raids were carried out in Mumbai, Ranchi, Hyderabad, Faridabad, Delhi, and Thane as part of the probe into the violence at Maharashtra's Bhima Koregaon village

Bhima Koregaon raids: Gautam Navlakha says action against him is 'political ploy' of govt targeting dissent
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Gautam Navlakha says action against him is 'political ploy' of govt targeting dissent

Navlakha was arrested by Maharashtra Police Tuesday along with four other Left-wing activists for alleged unlawful activities. The Delhi High Court has ordered that he will be confined at his Delhi residence

Bhima Koregaon raids: Activists, academics stage protest in Hyderabad demanding release of Varavara Rao
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Activists, academics stage protest in Hyderabad demanding release of Varavara Rao

Following the protest at Hyderabad's Ambedkar statue, the police detained all the activists and professors and shifted them to Goshamahal Police Ground

Dawn raids on Dalit activists citing 'Maoist' links indicate desperate attempt to secure Hindutva vote bank
India

Dawn raids on Dalit activists citing 'Maoist' links indicate desperate attempt to secure Hindutva vote bank

The anti-Dalit sentiment is hardwired into the Sangh Parivar make up, with its unreconstructed upper caste biases surfacing every now and then.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Vernon Gonsalves' son says family experienced same 'sense of helplessness' in 2007; full text
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Vernon Gonsalves' son says family experienced same 'sense of helplessness' in 2007; full text

Sagar Abraham-Gonsalves, son of activist Vernon Gonsalves, says that his father was arrested in 2007 "on numerous false charges", and was acquitted in all the cases after spending five and a half years in jail

Bhima Koregaon raids: NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt and DGP, says SOP not followed in arrests of activists
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra govt and DGP, says SOP not followed in arrests of activists

The NHRC on Wednesday issued notices to the Maharashtra government and the state's police chief, saying standard operating procedure was not "properly followed" in the arrests of five activists

Bhima Koregaon raids: Arrests reflect persecution for dissent against govt practices and Hindutva politics
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Arrests reflect persecution for dissent against govt practices and Hindutva politics

It is noteworthy to acknowledge that those raided as part of the Bhima Koregaon probe are united in their meaningful advocacy of the voice of subaltern groups and only to that end, in their dissidence against the present political dispensation

Kiren Rijiju replies to Rahul Gandhi's tweet 'supporting Maoist sympathisers', says national security must be above politics
Politics

Kiren Rijiju replies to Rahul Gandhi's tweet 'supporting Maoist sympathisers', says national security must be above politics

Kiren Rijiju's comments come after Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday criticised the government for the arrest of the five alleged 'Maoist sympathisers'.

Sudha Bharadwaj to be kept under house arrest until 30 August rules Faridabad CJM in late night legal action after Bhima Koregaon raids
India

Sudha Bharadwaj to be kept under house arrest until 30 August rules Faridabad CJM in late night legal action after Bhima Koregaon raids

After late night action that spilled over till 1:30 am Wednesday, Chief Judicial Magistrate of Faridabad Ashok Kumar directed the Surajkund police to keep activist Sudha Bharadwaj, arrested Tuesday in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence from December 2017, in her Badarpur home under house arrest until 30 August.