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भीमा कोरेगाँव मामला: मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय ने सुधा भारद्वाज को क्यों जमानत दी और सह-अभियुक्तों की जमानत अर्जी क्यों ख़ारिज़ की? गैर-कानूनी गतिविधि निवारक कानून (यूएपीए) में आरोप-पत्र का संज्ञान लेने में असमर्थता अभियुक्त को डिफाल्ट जमानत देने के लिए पर्याप्त नहीं है

दिसम्बर 1, 2021, को मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय ने एक विस्तृत आदेश में वकील और कार्यकर्ता सुधा भारद्वाज को भीमा कोरेगाँव मामले में जमानत दी, लेकिन उसी आदेश में शुद्ध रूप से तकनीकी आधार पर इस मामले के अन्य आठ अभियुक्तों को जमानत देने से इनकार कर दिया। भारद्वाज की जमानत अर्जी काआधार सह-अभियुक्तों द्वारा उठाए…

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Sudha Bharadwaj walks out of jail Released after being granted bail by Bombay High Court

Trade unionist and human rights defender Sudha Bharadwaj finally walked out of the Byculla women’s jail on December 9, 2021 after conditions of her bail were finalized on December 8, 2021. She had been granted default bail in the Bhima Koregaon case by the Bombay High Court on December 1, 2021. Bharadwaj, who has been…

SC dismisses NIA appeal against default bail to Sudha Bharadwaj Court finds no reason to interfere with Bombay HC order

In a shot in the arm for the human rights movement in India, activist Sudha Bharadwaj who had been implicated in the Bhima Koregaon case by a vindictive regime, will now walk free after terms of her bail are finalised on December 8. This was made possible by the Supreme Court when it dismissed a…

Times Now’s show on Teesta Setalvad devoid of objectivity: NBDSA Channel warned and asked to remove video of the debate

The News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has ruled that a debate on Times Now, where the channel had assigned dubious motives to CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad’s visit to Shaheen Bagh, was “devoid of objectivity”. It issued a warning to the channel, and also ordered it to take down the video from its website,…

Gauri Lankesh Case: Charges to be Framed Against 17 Accused on Oct 30 NewsClick

Last week SC had restored KCOCA charges against Mohan Nayak; others in custody include mastermind Amol Kale and shooter Parshuram Waghmare A special court for the Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) has set October 30 as the date for framing charges against 17 out of the 18 accused in the case. Journalist Gauri…

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HC glossed over core and tangible facts: SC in Kavitha Lankesh SLP A brief analysis of the SC order that restored KCOCA charges against an accused in the Gauri Lankesh assassination

In a huge relief for friends and family of Gauri Lankesh, the Supreme Court overturned a Karnataka High Court judgment that had previously dropped organised crime charges under the Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused on the assassination of the fearless journalist. Gauri’s sister and filmmaker Kavitha…

Gauri Lankesh case: SC restores KCOCA charges against Mohan Nayak Bitter-sweet victory for sister Kavitha and CJP as Karnataka HC order set aside

While Gauri Lankesh, a fearless journalist and dear friend, may have been snatched away from us too soon, there is bitter-sweet victory in the Supreme Court’s decision to restore organised crime charges against Mohan Nayak, one of the key accused in the case. Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) had assisted Gauri’s sister, filmmaker Kavitha…

Why is Gulfisha Fatima still behind bars? The UAPA accused has spent 18 months behind bars

Gulfisha, commonly known as Gul, among her family and friends, was arrested on April 9 last year, in FIR 48 of 2020 related to the communal violence in the National Capital. FIR 48 was registered at Jafrabad Police Station under Indian Penal Code sections of murder, rioting, being part of unlawful assembly, and sedition. After…

Gauri Lankesh case: SC reserves order on plea to keep KCOCA charges against accused CJP assisted sister Kavitha move SC against HC’s order dropping organised crime charges against Mohan Nayak

On August 16, the Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna had adjourned the matter of Kavitha Lankesh, the sister of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, challenging an order by the Karnataka High Court dropping charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused in the case.…

Activists, intellectuals condemn ED searches at Harsh Mander’s premises Times of India

NEW DELHI: A group of activists and intellectuals on Thursday condemned the Enforcement Directorate’s searches at human rights activist Harsh Mander‘s premises, saying the agency’s action was part of a “continuing chain of abuse of state institutions to threaten, intimidate and try to silence every critic” of the government. In a joint statement, the group of…

UAPA must go – lock, stock and barrel: Senior Counsel Mihir Desai Young leaders paid tribute to Gauri Lankesh, followed by a lecture on the draconian anti-terror laws

Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) had been organising a series of webinars since August 15, and yesterday on September 5, the last event titled, Bullets cannot kill Gauri Lankesh’s legacy was hosted in honour of the human rights defender. The webinar saw young student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal…

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Gauri Lankesh: A martyr to the cause of fearless journalism Webinar organised in her honour to examine role of news media in a Surveillance State

Since August 15, Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) have been hosting a a series of webinars in memory of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh. These online lectures and discussions examine several pertinent elements of the times we live in, and the role of the news media. On August 22, we hosted…

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Gauri Lankesh case: SC to decide on keeping KCOCA charges against accused CJP backs Kavitha Lankesh in moving SC against HC’s order dropping organised crime charges

The Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna has posted on September 8 the matter of Kavitha Lankesh, the sister of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, challenging an order by the Karnataka High Court dropping charges under Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act (KCOCA) against Mohan Nayak, one of the accused in the…

‘Making a game of a person’s death’: Deccan Herald apologises after outrage over Stan Swamy ‘quiz’ theprint.in

The quiz asked readers to ‘connect’ 3 pictures — Bhima Koregaon victory pillar, Sudha Bharadwaj, and a Communist flag bearing the hammer & sickle — to a’person who recently passed away’. Bengaluru: A group of activists and civil society members hit out at the English language daily Deccan Herald over a ‘prize-winning quiz’ that appeared in the newspaper’s…

Who is Erendro Leichombam? The jailed Manipur based political activist faces sedition and NSA charges

Erendro Leichombam is a 40-year-old political activist who reportedly holds a postgraduate degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and is a former associate of civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila. Leichombam has been lodged in the Sajjwa jail since May 13, 2021, along with journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem for a Facebook post condoling the…

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