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POLITICS

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Urban naxal, Supreme Court, Activists arrested, Bhima koregaon arrests

A shot in the arm for cops: Supreme Court says activists were not arrested because they opposed the government

Maharashtra police will now focus on exploring various angles that could to establish a link between the arrested activists and the Maoists.

POLITICS

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Dissent, Bhima Koregaon violence, Supreme Court, Activists arrested

Human rights activists' arrest: Will this be another case of justice delayed?

The arguments heard recently in the Supreme Court raise strong questions over the role of the police, the media and charges of disputable evidence. As the trial proceeds, those accused of being 'urban Naxals' have no option but to await justice.

POLITICS

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Censorship, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested, Emergency

Is India on its way to becoming a censorship state?

It is worse than the Emergency because everyday life and discourse is being twisted by reading draconian emergency powers without an Emergency.

VARIETY

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Activists arrested, Surendra gadling, Urban naxals, Sudha bharadwaj

Why Left liberals must let the court decide on Sudha Bharadwaj's innocence

This piece has been co-authored by DU research fellow Ramanand and computer science graduate from the University of Minnesota Shaurya.

VARIETY

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Intellectuals, Urban naxals, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested

Those we call 'Urban Maoists' are people who care for others. They are not new. Neither is the crackdown on them.

This article has been co-authored by social activist Swami Agnivesh and former principal of St Stephen's College Valson Thampu.

POLITICS

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Urban naxals, Activists arrested, Maoism, Bhima Koregaon

What the arrests of activists linked to the Bhima Koregaon case tell us about the real threat to India

A Latin proverb says: “suppressio veri, suggestio falsi” — suppress the truth, suggest falsehoods.

VARIETY

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Varavara rao, Maoists, Bhima Koregaon, Activists arrested

Emergency 2.0 - Why the arrests of activists linked to Bhima Koregaon evoke a dark time for democracy

The recent arrests show a nervous government and desperate measures to intimidate legitimate dissent and protest.