Why is the State afraid of Rona Wilson?

Bhima-Koregaon witnessed the progressive manifestation of the resistance against dominant Hindutva brahmanical cultural coercion on the vast masses of people in the country…Rona Wilson along with the four other activists were arrested in the attempt by the police to establish possible Maoist connection to the Koregaon violence. (Sanhati, March 13, 2019. Received from U. Punyark) Read more

No way to verify seized documents, source, Sudha Bharadwaj’s Lawyer tells HC

PTI | Feb 28, 2019:

MUMBAI: Human rights activist Sudha Bharadwaj’s lawyer questioned the veracity of the ‘letters’ that were claimed to have been seized and produced as evidence by the Pune police in the Bhima Koregaon case. Read more

Chomsky, Petras, Davis Join Scholars To Express Concern on “Clampdown on Dissent in India”

NEW DELHI: International scholars including Noam Chomsky, James Petras, Angela Davis, Fredric Jameson, Bruno Latour, Ilan Pappe, Judith Butler amongst others, have signed a statement castigating the Modi led government for creating an environment of fear through arrests, intimidation and violence. Under the aegis of Fresh Perspectives, USA the academics from the US and UK mostly have expressed deep concern about the current environment in India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the “alarming clampdown on every form of dissent in India.” Read more

From toilet breaks to cancer tests, Bhima Koregaon accused in Pune prison forced to fight for basics

Mridula Chari’s piece in The Scroll brings to light the struggles to obtain legally due facilities for prisoners in Yeravada jail. Bhima Koregaon arrestees – Varavara Rao (not given a mattress), Shoma Sen (not given a commode for her arthritis), and Surendra Gadling (not given books he wants as a lawyer representing himself). Read more