Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicVaravara Rao

Topic: Varavara Rao

Supreme Court grants bail to activist and poet Varavara Rao in 2018 Bhima Koregaon case

The apex court gave Rao bail on medical grounds; he had been in custody for two and a half years.

‘Cops pry kids’ hands from their father’s grasp’: What families of ‘political prisoners’ face

Khalid Saifi's wife Nargis, Varavara Rao's daughter Pavana and Safoora Zargar live with constant anxiety and social stigma. Being a political prisoner or a relative of one brings little hope of justice.

Bombay HC extends Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao’s time to surrender till 28 Feb

Rao, 83, is on a temporary release from jail since Feb last year due to ill-health. He was due to surrender on 5 September but has been granted extension several times on various grounds.

Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao discharged from hospital in Mumbai

After the six-month period, Rao will have to either surrender before the trial court or approach the HC for extension of the bail period.

Bombay HC allows Varavara Rao to furnish temporary cash surety for release

The poet-activist was granted interim bail last week for six months by the HC which had asked him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and 2 solvent sureties of the like amount.

Bombay HC allows Varavara Rao’s counsel to visit him for bail formalities

The court Monday had refused to grant request of Rao's lawyer Anand Grover to meet him while giving him bail on medical grounds.

Varavara Rao gets interim bail on medical grounds in 2016 Surjagarh iron ore mine arson case

Rao, who is currently admitted in the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, had sought bail on medical grounds in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case, which is being probed by the NIA.

Bombay HC relied on this Supreme Court order in a UAPA case to grant bail to Varavara Rao

Varavara Rao, accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case, has been granted bail for 6 months. HC said an undertrial’s health can't be ignored just because he is accused of a serious offence.

Abdicating constitutional duties if we didn’t grant bail, says Bombay HC in Varavara Rao case

Varavara Rao, the 82-year-old activist who arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case, was granted bail on medical grounds for six months. Read the full court order here.

Bombay HC grants Bhima Koregaon-accused Varavara Rao interim bail on medical grounds

Rao, 82, is currently undergoing treatment at the Mumbai-based Nanavati Hospital where he had been admitted by the Maharashtra government following the high court's intervention.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.