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Drama Unfolds as Three Lawyer-Activists Arrested Rejection of bail pleas by Pune court on the last day of house arrest paves way for custody

While Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Fereira were feretted away by the Pune police in Mumbai within minutes of the Pune court rejecting their pleas for bail, the police waited outside Sudha Bharadwaj’s home from the midnight of October 26-27 Drama over the arrests of renowned human rights activists and lawyers continued into the midnight of…

State’s use of Anti-terror Laws against Dissenters also a form of Terrorism Petitioners against Arrest of Activists speak up

When human five rights activists were arrested by the Pune Police in what was seen as a nationwide crackdown on dissenting voices, civil society members led by Romila Thapar moved the Supreme Court against this. Today after the apex court disposed the petition and directed the activists to seek relief from lower courts, the petitioners…

Brecht’s words misinterpreted to cast Cloak of Criminality over arrested Activists Pune Police's Machiavellian conspiracy exposed?

The Good Person of Szechuan is a play by famous playwright Bertolt Brecht. Brecht started writing it in 1938 but couldn’t complete it till 1941. The play was first performed in 1943 in Switzerland and was accompanied by a musical score and songs by the Swiss composer Huldreich Georg Fruh. This is a story of an inherently…

Crackdown on Activists Politically Motivated: Justice PB Sawant Those arrested had nothing to do with Elgaar Parishad says retired SC Judge

Retired Supreme Court Justice PB Sawant calls out the government’s ploy to use the recent nationwide arrests of activists to divert attention from a huge Hindutva terror plot. In this interview with Teesta Setalvad, he also clarifies that the Elgaar Parishad was not funded by Maoists and had no Naxal links either.

EXCLUSIVE: I am a part of Society, I’m not a part of the State: Arundhati Roy Writer-Activist condemns recent arrests of activists, says crackdown on dissent is dangerous

Never known to mince words, firebrand writer and fearless dissenter Arundhati Roy lays threadbare the state’s repressive agenda and it’s underlying motivation… the obsessive-compulsive desire to hold on to political power at all costs. In an exclusive interview to Teesta Setalvad, Roy talks about a variety of contemporary issues ranging from caste, mob lynching, demonetisation, rationalist thought,…

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