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Elgar Parishad case: NIA 'strongly opposes' Sudha Bharadwaj's bail plea in Bombay HC
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Elgar Parishad case: NIA 'strongly opposes' Sudha Bharadwaj's bail plea in Bombay HC

NIA told the court it has ample evidence to show that Bharadwaj had "participated in anti-national activities", and, thus, does not deserve to be let out on bail

Test us for COVID-19, jailed activists Anand Teltumbde and Vernon Gonsalves tell Bombay HC
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Test us for COVID-19, jailed activists Anand Teltumbde and Vernon Gonsalves tell Bombay HC

Currently lodged in Taloja prison, the two activists said that they were in in "proximity" with Varvara Rao who gas tested positive for coronavirus

Elgaar Parishad case: NIA frames charges under UAPA against 11, including 9 jailed activists; leaves out sedition
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Elgaar Parishad case: NIA frames charges under UAPA against 11, including 9 jailed activists; leaves out sedition

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered an FIR in the Elgar Parishad or Bhima Koregaon case and charged 11 people, including nine currently in jail, under provisions of the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the IPC, days after it was handed over the matter in Maharashtra by the Centre.

Bhima Koregaon case: Shiv Sena leader says evidence against arrested activists submitted, judicial commission to decide further action
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Bhima Koregaon case: Shiv Sena leader says evidence against arrested activists submitted, judicial commission to decide further action

Shiv Sena leader Deepak Kesarkar on Friday said that all the evidence against the activists held in Bhima Koregaon case has already been submitted to the court.

Bhima Koregaon case: ‘No damaged hard disk recovered from Varavara Rao’s home in 2018,’ lawyers counter police claim of seeking FBI help to decipher data
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Bhima Koregaon case: ‘No damaged hard disk recovered from Varavara Rao’s home in 2018,’ lawyers counter police claim of seeking FBI help to decipher data

The defence in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case claimed on Wednesday that no damaged hard disk was ever recovered from Telugu poet and activist Varavara Rao's residence by the Pune police last year

Bhima Koregaon case: Pune court rejects bail applications of six accused, including Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling
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Bhima Koregaon case: Pune court rejects bail applications of six accused, including Rona Wilson, Surendra Gadling

They were arrested last year in June for their alleged ties with Naxals for inciting riots during a celebratory gathering organised to mark the 200 years of Bhima Koregaon battle

Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court extends interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by four weeks
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Bhima Koregaon case: Supreme Court extends interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha by four weeks

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended by four weeks the interim protection from arrest granted to civil rights activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon Bhima violence case.

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay High Court denies bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves
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Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay High Court denies bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday denied bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalves arrested in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence case

The Anti-National Library: Nightmares — and waking fears — of a reader who keeps dangerous books
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The Anti-National Library: Nightmares — and waking fears — of a reader who keeps dangerous books

In my nightmare, I am in cuffs, watching burly men in hazmat suits picking my library apart. One of the men informs me that already, several boxes of Highly Incriminating Evidence have been seized. The charges read like a Greatest Hits Package of Indian judicial overreach — sedition, conspiring against the state, insulting Hinduism and so on.

Bombay HC-Vernon Gonsalves row's only merit is in offering a way to redress anti-intellectualism of our times
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Bombay HC-Vernon Gonsalves row's only merit is in offering a way to redress anti-intellectualism of our times

No knowledge should be subjugated, and yet, some knowledges always have been. The anti-intellectualism of our times is well-known and well-documented, but a way to redress it has been found wanting. If there is a merit to the fracas about Vernon Gonsalves’s material, it is in its offering of one such way.

War and Peace in Junglemahal: All you need to know about Biswajit Roy's book at the centre of the Bombay HC controversy
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War and Peace in Junglemahal: All you need to know about Biswajit Roy's book at the centre of the Bombay HC controversy

War and Peace in Junglemahal: People, State and Maoists published in 2012 is a collection of essays that examines the Maoist violence and the government’s failed peace initiatives, offering a wide range of perspectives on the same, with discussions about the autonomy of grassroots movements and the meaning of living in a democracy.

War and Peace, and the dying reading habit in court: A case for why we should judge less harshly
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War and Peace, and the dying reading habit in court: A case for why we should judge less harshly

There was much amusement in the press and on social media today about an innocent query by a High Court judge, seemingly regarding Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace. It now emerges that the book in question may not have been the Russian classic, but apparently War and Peace in Junglemahal by Biswajit Roy. But I would not be very surprised if in the future some learned judge were to ask quite seriously, if Anna Karenina was a foreign spy spotted in Junglemahal.

Bombay HC judge in Vernon Gonsalves case clarifies War and Peace referred to was Biswajit Roy's, not Tolstoy's
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Bombay HC judge in Vernon Gonsalves case clarifies War and Peace referred to was Biswajit Roy's, not Tolstoy's

The Bombay High Court on Thursday, 29 August 2019, said it knew that Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace was a literary classic and that it didn't mean to suggest that all the books seized by Pune police in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case were incriminating.

Ditch War and Peace; here's a list of approved reading (and watching) for the patriotic Indian
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Ditch War and Peace; here's a list of approved reading (and watching) for the patriotic Indian

Had the book been called “Peace and Peace”, all might have gone well with Vernon Gonsalves, because the tome is probably far too fat for any busy legal professional in India to read – there are too many cases and too little time

'Does this logic apply to Harry Potter books too?': Twitter in splits after Bombay HC judge terms 'War and Peace' 'objectionable material'
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'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

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"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

As Bhima Koregaon case accused await bail hearings, families decry dehumanising jail conditions
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As Bhima Koregaon case accused await bail hearings, families decry dehumanising jail conditions

Conversations with family members of those accused in the Bhima Koregaon case reveal the problems they face, from the lack of chairs and bedding in jail cells to the long wait for copies of data seized by the police

Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC says it found nothing against activist Gautam Navlakha, extends protection from arrest
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Bhima Koregaon case: Bombay HC says it found nothing against activist Gautam Navlakha, extends protection from arrest

The Bombay High Court observed that it found nothing against Gautam Navlakha, civil liberties Activist, who is accused of having links with Maoists, while also extending the protection from arrest

Bhima Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police tells Bombay High Court that activists were mobilising Dalits to 'overthrow govt'
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Bhima Koregaon case: Maharashtra Police tells Bombay High Court that activists were mobilising Dalits to 'overthrow govt'

Apart from Arun Ferriera, the police earlier arrested eight other activists, including Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj, P Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde in connection with the Bhima Koregaon clashes

Bhima Koregaon violence: Anand Teltumbde's cry for help is a sad tale of state ruthlessness, injustice
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Bhima Koregaon violence: Anand Teltumbde's cry for help is a sad tale of state ruthlessness, injustice

For all his enviable accomplishments, Anand Teltumbde fears he is likely to end up in jail for a crime he says he did not commit.