'Does this logic apply to Harry Potter books too?': Twitter in splits after Bombay HC judge terms 'War and Peace' 'objectionable material'
A Bombay High Court observation is being ridiculed on social media, after a single-judge bench questioned rights' activist Vernon Gonsalves motive behind keeping (and reading) Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, War and Peace
"Why did you have copy of 'War and Peace'?": Bombay HC judge asks Bhima Koregaon case accused to explain possession of Leo Tolstoy classic
The Bombay High Court hearing a bail plea of Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case accused Vernon Gonsalves on Wednesday questioned his motive behind keeping copies of some books and CDs whose titles prima facie indicated they contained material against the State
Ahead of Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary, police prohibit Milind Ekbote, Kabir Kala Manch leaders from visiting memorial
According to the Pune Police, provocative speeches at the conclave, said to have been funded by Maoists, triggered violence at Bhima Koregaon.
The screening of Hora, a 23 minute documentary short about the controversial Kabir Kala Manch, by Harishankar Nachimuthu was cancelled by the FTII administration
Shantanu Kamble, who was one of the founding members of the Kabir Kala Manch, died on 13 June
Bhima-Koregaon violence: Pune Police questions Elgar Parishad organisers, summons members of Kabir Kala Manch, Bhim Army
Pune police, probing the alleged "Maoist link" to the Elgar Parishad, questioned members of organisations who were part of the committee of the event.
Six members of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), a radical cultural group, were booked for allegedly making "provocative" speeches during the Elgaar Parishad held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on 31 December to commemorate the 200 years of the Koregaon Bhima battle.
Sagar Gorkhe and Ramesh Gaichor, members of the Kabir Kala Manch, who were arrested by the ATS for their alleged connection with Naxals, were granted bail by the Supreme Court after four years in jail. They are now ready to get back to the streets with their new songs.
The trio was arrested along with another member Sheetal Sathe in April last year after they courted arrest outside the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
Students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) took out a march here today to protest against the alleged assault on some of them by the members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
The arrests have sparked a debate on the how the space for dissent is gradually shrinking under our governmental structure.