Opinion: Supreme Court’s refusal to quash FIR against Anand Teltumbde damages the right to dissent

Slowly but surely the Indian state has shifted the burden of proof: we are all guilty until we prove we are innocent. Teltumbde stands for every one of us.

The Supreme Court’s refusal to quash the first information report against Professor Anand Teltumbde in the Bhima Koregaon case has caused widespread distress. Both the refusal and the distress need to be understood in context, if for no other reason than that the top court takes note of citizens’ expectation that it will play a proactive role in safeguarding fundamental rights at a time when the Constitution itself is in peril. Read more…

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