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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.

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

Bhima Koregaon raids: SC orders house arrest for activists till 6 Sept; calls dissent 'safety valve' of democracy
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: SC orders house arrest for activists till 6 Sept; calls dissent 'safety valve' of democracy

Supreme Court also issued notice to the Maharashtra state government and the state police on the plea filed by five intellectuals, including historian Romila Thapar and economists Prabhat Patnaik and Devika Jain, against the Bhima Koregaon arrests

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: P Chidambaram condemns arrests of activists, defends right to hold extreme views
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: P Chidambaram condemns arrests of activists, defends right to hold extreme views

In a series of tweets, P Chidambaram said anyone holding extreme views is punishable only if he indulges in violence or incites violence or aids and abets violence in support of his ideology

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: 'Punished for being Varavara Rao's son-in-law,' says K Satyanarayana after police search his home
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: 'Punished for being Varavara Rao's son-in-law,' says K Satyanarayana after police search his home

Satyanarayana was given no prior intimation regarding the raid and him along with his family were imprisoned inside the house for the whole day. The police confiscated the laptops, hard discs, pen drives and all the academic materials from his house and blocked his phone and email.

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'.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Original FIR over Elgar Parishad reveals member called for city to be 'burnt to ashes'
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Original FIR over Elgar Parishad reveals member called for city to be 'burnt to ashes'

On 8 January, 37-year-old Tushar Damgude filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Vishrambag police station in Sangli over the Elgaar Parishad.

Rahul Gandhi condemns arrest of activists in Bhima Koregaon probe, says 'New India' has place only for one NGO, which is RSS
India

Rahul Gandhi condemns arrest of activists in Bhima Koregaon probe, says 'New India' has place only for one NGO, which is RSS

As a probe into the Bhima Koregaon violence, the Maharashtra Police on Tuesday raided the homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them.

Daily bulletin: 3 activists arrested in Bhima-Koregaon probe to be presented in court today, Asian Games, Day 11; day's top stories
India

Daily bulletin: 3 activists arrested in Bhima-Koregaon probe to be presented in court today, Asian Games, Day 11; day's top stories

Raids were carried out on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the violence between Dalits and upper-caste members in Bhima Koregaon village near Pune after the Elgaar Parishad on 31 December.

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.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Late night drama in Faridabad as cops lead Sudha Bharadwaj to court despite HC order
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Late night drama in Faridabad as cops lead Sudha Bharadwaj to court despite HC order

The custody battle for activist Sudha Bharadwaj took a dramatic turn in late night action after Tuesday's sweeping raids by Pune police in connection with violence at Maharashtra's Koregaon-Bhima village on 31 December last year when Dalit activists clashed with upper-caste Marathas. Bharadwaj, arrested from her Faridabad residence Tuesday, is being taken to Pune against the orders of Punjab and Haryana High Court, her lawyers are now claiming.

Bhima Koregaon raids: Writ seeks activist Sudha Bharadwaj's release, calls police action 'assault on liberals'
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Writ seeks activist Sudha Bharadwaj's release, calls police action 'assault on liberals'

The raids on activists by the Maharashtra Police were part of the investigation into the Bhima Koregaon violence and based on an FIR filed in Pune.

Bhima Koregaon probe: Politicians, activists condemn raids and arrests, call it 'undeclared emergency'
India

Bhima Koregaon probe: Politicians, activists condemn raids and arrests, call it 'undeclared emergency'

Pune police Tuesday raided homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them

Bhima Koregaon raids: Gautam Navalakha wrote on rights in J&K; Sudha Bharadwaj fought for Chhattisgarh miners
India

Bhima Koregaon raids: Gautam Navalakha wrote on rights in J&K; Sudha Bharadwaj fought for Chhattisgarh miners

The Maharashtra Police conducted multi-city raids and arrested several activists, including Sudha Bharadwaj, Gautam Navlakaha and Varavara Rao, on Tuesday.