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Facing the Threat of Imminent Arrest Dr Anand Teltumbde speaks to Teesta Setalvad

Following police raids at his home last year, well known author, activist and Dalit intellectual Dr Anand Teltumbde now faces the threat of imminent arrest. His name figures in the largely discredited ‘Bhima Koregaon’ case of the Pune Police which makes a link between the Elgar Parishad held in Pune on 31st December 2017, activities…

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,…

Dalit Activist

Raiding the Resilient Police’s high-handedness in dealing with Dalit Activists and Lawyer

Recently police raided the homes of well-known human rights activists and even a lawyer on the pretext of gathering information about their alleged complicity in fomenting hate and violence in Bhima Koregaon. Oddly enough the Maharashtra Chief Minister said the raids were conducted due to their ‘Maoist’ links. The fact that two parallel and equally…

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