Gautam Navlakha is a senior journalist, civil rights activist and a writer who has been a fierce critic of the Indian Army’s atrocities in the Kashmir Valley. He is a member of People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), Delhi and also the editorial consultant of the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW).
Sections 153A (promote enmity between different groups on the basis of religion, caste, class), 505(1B) (publishes something to cause alarm in the minds of the public), Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), 120(B) (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 13 (Punishment for unlawful activities), 16 ( Punishment for terrorist act), 17 (Punishment for raising funds for terrorist act), 18 (Punishment for conspiracy), 18B (Punishment for recruiting of any person or persons for terrorist act), 20 (Punishment for being member of terrorist gang or organisation), 38 (Offence relating to membership of a terrorist organisation) and 40 (Offence of raising fund for a terrorist organisation) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
September 29, 2022
SC allows Gautam Navlakha to be taken to a hospital of his choice for urgent treatment. The court further directs that Navlakha be placed in police custody while receiving medical treatment at the hospital. His partner and sister are permitted by the court to visit him. Next hearing scheduled for October 21.
September 27, 2022
SC seeks response from NIA on Gautam Navlakha's plea to be placed under house arrest
April 26, 2022
Bombay High Court dismisses Gautam Navlakha's plea to be placed under house arrest instead of being lodged at Taloja Central Jail. Court directs Prison Superintendent to ensure medical facilities are provided to Navlakha.
April 5, 2022
A Bombay High Court Bench comprising Justices SB Shukre and GA Sanap concluded the hearing and reserved the order.
August 31, 2021
Navlakha moves Bombay HC seeking house arrest till the end of trial. He also appeals to be shifted out of Taloja prison for a medical check up citing a lump in his chest
August 24, 2021
Mumbai Sessions Court rejects his bail for release on grounds of old age and vulnerability to Covid-19
May 12, 2021
SC dismisses his plea for default bail
May 26, 2020
Navlakha is transferred to Taloja Central Jail in Navi Mumbai
April 14, 2020
On SC’s directions, Gautam Navlakha surrenders to the National Investigation Agency (NIA)
February 14, 2020
Bombay HC dismisses his anticipatory bail application, however grants protection from arrest for four weeks
November 12, 2019
Mumbai Sessions Court dismisses his anticipatory bail application
September 28, 2019
Supreme Court extends the relief of house arrest to Navlakha and four other human rights activists
August 28, 2018
Pune Police reach Gautam Navlakha’s residence to arrest him. The same day, Delhi HC directs that Navlakha be kept under house arrest with two guards of the Special Cell, Delhi Police along with the Pune Police