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1: Amid the spread of #COVID19, the Supreme Court of India’s order directing the arrest and imprisonment of two human rights defenders, #AnandTeltumbde and #GautamNavlakha within a week, is disappointing.…
2: On one hand, the court acknowledges that overcrowded prisons present a serious threat and recommends the release of prisoners during the pandemic and then it directs 2 activists who have been critical of the government to surrender before the police and to be sent to jail.
3: Both Navlakha & Teltumbde are above 65 years old & have underlying heart ailments. The 2 activists are charged under a draconian counter-terrorism law that has repeatedly been used to silence government critics.
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1: The Bombay High Court’s decision to deny bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, Arun Ferreira and Vernon Gonsalvez is a cruel affront to justice.

2: The police claim the nine were allegedly involved in the violence that erupted between Dalits and Hindu nationalists in January 2018 in Bhima Koregaon, Maharashtra. Far from being anti-national, the ‘Bhima Koregaon 9’ are for many, national heroes.

3: The government claims they are ‘anti-nationals’ working against the country. However, the opinion of communities, where the activists work, is entirely different. In these communities, they are hailed as brave activists, committed to the cause of Dalits and Adivasis.

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Happy Independence Day!

72 years after Independence, the fight for Justice and Equality continues in India’s Yerawada Central Jail. (1/4)

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Today, 9 activists are celebrating India’s independence day behind bars. Their freedom was taken away for defending the rights of the poor. (2/4)

The 9 activists should be celebrating #IndependenceDay with their families, instead they are spending it in Yerawada Central Jail, where many of India’s freedom fighters were once detained. (3/4)

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What do you call someone who works to make people’s lives better?
A national hero, or ‘anti-national’?

On 7 June, Amnesty India brings you
the #BhimaKoregaon9
in a different light.

Coming soon.
WATCH: Far from being ‘anti-national’, the ‘Bhima Koregaon 9’ are for many, national heroes.

Our latest documentary - ‘Bhima Koregaon 9: Heroes Who Fight For Your Rights’ - is now available:

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