Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicBhima Koregaon

Topic: Bhima Koregaon

NIA seeks urgent hearing of its plea in SC against default bail granted to Sudha Bharadwaj

Bhardwaj, arrested on 28 August 2018 is one of the several activists in the Bhima Koregaon case, booked under provisions of UAPA for an alleged conspiracy to topple the Modi govt.

Bombay HC grants default bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj has been in custody as an undertrial since her arrest in 2018. The high court, however, rejected the default bail pleas of co-accused Sudhir Dhawale and 7 others.

Do we run to courts for basic human rights? asks Navlakha’s partner, says he’s not allowed to call

Sahba Husain says the rights activist has also been denied access to the library, canteen and jail's green areas ever since he was shifted to the high-security Anda cell.

Bhima Koregaon accused observe hunger strike in jail over ‘institutional murder’ of Stan Swamy

The statement released by the Elgar case prisoners alleged that the NIA and Taloja jail's former superintendent Kaustubh Kurlekar never missed a single opportunity to 'harass' Swamy.

Stan Swamy, 84-yr-old Jesuit priest arrested by NIA for ‘Maoist links’, dies in hospital

The tribal rights activist had been suffering from Covid and Parkinson's disease, and was admitted to a private hospital on 29 May from the Taloja prison.

Jailed activist Stan Swamy’s health critical, continues to be in ICU, lawyer says

Swamy's lawyer said he will not be moving the HC for any urgent hearing on either the bail plea or the fresh plea challenging provisions of the UAPA.

‘Left to die’: Families of Bhima Koregaon accused demand their release, say jail conditions poor

The families and friends of Bhima Koregaon prisoners organised a webinar Friday to highlight the deteriorating health of the prisoners and unhygienic conditions in jails.

UK MPs, Nobel laureates urge India to free jailed Bhima Koregaon activists ‘in grave danger’

Letter says 'human rights defenders' awaiting trials in jails have developed health issues because of 'neglect, absence of proper medical care, deplorable hygiene conditions'.

Bombay HC extends Bhima Koregaon accused Stan Swamy’s stay at hospital till 18 June

Swamy's counsel said that his stay at the private hospital should be extended as he has tested positive for Covid. The Jesuit priest and activist has been in the hospital since 28 May.

HC asks Maharashtra to submit Bhima Koregaon accused Sudha Bharadwaj’s medical report

According to her counsel, Sudha Bharadwaj was kept in a ward of the prison with 50 other women under extremely unsanitary conditions, and with just three toilets for all of them.

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UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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