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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.
Human rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj | Wikimedia commons

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.
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‘Making a game of a person’s death’: Deccan Herald apologises after outrage over Stan Swamy ‘quiz’

The quiz asked readers to 'connect' 3 pictures — Bhima Koregaon victory pillar, Sudha Bharadwaj, and a Communist flag bearing the hammer & sickle — to a'person who recently passed away'.

Bombay HC seeks NIA reply on bail plea of activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Bhima Koregaon case

Bharadwaj, who was arrested on 28 August 2018, had sought default bail contending the trial judge wasn't authorised to take cognisance of the 2019 charge sheet filed against her.
Human rights lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj | Wikimedia commons

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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‘My mother misses home often’, says Sudha Bharadwaj’s daughter during book release

A book titled 'Sudha Bharadwaj Speaks: A Life in Law and Activism', based on a long interview just before Bharadwaj's arrest in 2018, was released Sunday.
Activists Varavara Rao, Sudha Bharadwaj and Stan Swamy. They are among the 16 arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. | Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

2 years, 3 charge sheets & 16 arrests — Why Bhima Koregaon accused are still in jail

Since 2018, stringent UAPA rules, SC’s Zahoor Watali order, NIA takeover and allegedly ‘inadmissible’ evidence has made sure that all accused remain in custody.
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Sudha Bharadwaj, jailed in Bhima Koregaon case, withdraws medical bail plea on SC suggestion

Sudha Bharadwaj, who was arrested in 2018, sought interim bail on medical grounds due to Covid-19, citing her age and comorbities. SC says she has merit for a regular bail plea.
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Bombay HC denies bail to activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Elgar Parishad case

Bharadwaj sought bail on grounds that she suffered from chronic conditions which put her at higher risk of contracting Covid-19, which the NIA refuted.
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NIA opposes Sudha Bharadwaj’s bail plea in connection with Bhima Koregaon case

The NIA told Bombay High Court that the activist's ailments were not of serious nature and that a plea on the basis of the Covid pandemic shouldn't be allowed by the court.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.