This week, the Delhi police filed a chargesheet against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the case of treason lodged in 2016.
The Delhi police also charged former students – Umar Khalid and
Anirban Bhattacharya – for allegedly using ‘anti-India’ slogans during
an event organised on the JNU campus on February 9, 2016, on the
anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru. Former JNUSU vice-president
Shehla Rashid has also been named, but not charged.
Others charged in the case are Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat, Aparajita Raja and Basharat Ali. Read more…
Facing imminent arrest, Teltumbde and his defenders say the case against him and nine other activists and lawyers stands on ‘flimsy’ grounds and is a ‘clear conspiracy to defame anti-caste political leaders’.
Mumbai: On January 14,
the Supreme Court of India refused to quash the FIR filed against civil
rights activist and an Indian Institute of Management-alumnus Anand
Teltumbde for his alleged role as an “urban Naxal”. This decision of the
apex court has made Teltumbde susceptible to arrest, clubbing him
together with nine other human rights activists and lawyers who are
presently in prison.
Teltumbde, along with other accused, is
booked under two charges – for allegedly plotting to assassinate prime
minister Narendra Modi, and for allegedly inciting mob violence on the
Dalits who had visited Bhima Koregaon on January 1 last year.
If Teltumbde does not manage to secure anticipatory bail from the court over the next four weeks – the protection provided to him by the SC against the police action – going by what the Pune police indicated, his arrest is inevitable. Read more…