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Canadian academics, activists call for charges against Anand Teltumbde to be dropped Write to President Kovind, PM Modi

A collection of academics, experts and activists has written to President of India Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, calling for the charges against academic and activist Dr. Anand Teltumbde to be dropped, and seeking the release of the ten human rights activists who are currently in jail.  The letter lists Dr. Teltumbde’s…

CCBE writes to PM Modi on arrests of Arun Ferreira, Sudha Bharadwaj Calls for their immediate release, seeks safeguards for all lawyers in India

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which represents the Bars of 45 countries, and, through them, around one million European lawyers, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the arrest lawyers Arun Ferreira and Sudha Bharadwaj. The letter, penned by CCBE President Antonín Mokry, notes that the CCBE “places great…

Lower courts reject bail pleas, Navlakha and Teltumbde given protection from arrest Bombay High Court to hear Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde's plea on Nov 1

The Bombay High Court has adjourned the hearing in matter of Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde’s plea seeking quashing of the FIR in Bhima Koregaon case till November 1. There will be interim protection from arrest to Gautam Navlakha till November 1. On Thursday, October 25, the Hyderabad High Court had extended poet Varavara Rao’s house…

Freedom in Sight for Surendra Gadling! Bombay HC quashes Order granting Extension of Time to file Chargesheet against the Human Rights Defender

Calling the order of the lower court granting extension of time to the Pune police to file a charge sheet against Surendra Gadling as ‘illegal’, Justice Mridula Bhatkar of the Bombay High Court quashed the Pune court order. Today’s order paves the way for Gadling and other activists to be released on bail. However the…

Attempt to undo Gautam Navlakha’s Freedom, Sudha Bharadwaj still not free Activists still struggling for their freedom

In a diabolical bid to curtail Gautam Navlakha’s freedom after the Delhi High Court order set aside his transit remand and set him free from house arrest, the state of Maharashtra has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) against the HC order. Meanwhile, Sudha Bhardwaj’s Habeas Corpus petition was withdrawn in order to seek relief from the lower court.…

Delhi HC sets aside Transit Remand, Gautam Navlakha walks free Activist arrested by Pune Police, released from House Arrest

After the Supreme Court extended the house arrest of five activists arrested for their alleged involvement in instigating the Bhima Koregaon violence, and granted them four weeks to seek relief from lower courts, the Delhi High Court has set aside activist Gautam Navlakha’s transit remand. He was also released from house arrest shortly after the…

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