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Two days before the Prime Minister's announcement imposing the sudden nationwide Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020, Bilal Chero* stepped out of prison for the first time in eleven years. He had been arrested in 2009 on what is commonly called in Jharkhand as 'Maobadi charges'.
Before his arrest he was just another villager subsisting by farming on his patch of land in a forested region in West Singhbhum, an area where the "party waale" [CPI (Maoist)] would come and go. "They were armed. If we didn't give them food and water, they'd kill us, you know?"
Suddenly he was informed that there was a "Naxali" case against him, and he was arrested on 22 charges including the #UAPA and Section 17 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act (association w a banned party). Meanwhile his wife & brother were killed in a security sweep of the region.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of state violence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of #stateviolence. @project_polis

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Human rights activist Khurram Parvez sent to 3-week judicial custody, shifted to Tihar jail. #Kashmir…
"In #Kashmir, the draconian #UAPA terror law has become a lethal weapon to silence and intimidate: anyone can be arrested and disappeared indefinitely without any formal records." @suchitrav & @kiccovich:… via @project_polis
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#SupremeCourt to deliver judgment in a bail plea plea filed by Thwaha Fasal, a journalism student accused under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for having Maoist links #UAPA
Bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and AS Oka to also deliver verdict on an appeal filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) challenging the bail granted to Alan Shuhaib, a third-year law student and Fasal’s co-accused in the case #SupremeCourt
SC: Order of the special court is restored. Appeal by accused 2 us restored. Appeal by union is dismissed. Appeal by accused 1 is allowed and confirmed.
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[DELHI RIOTS] #DelhiCourt to shortly continue hearing bail plea by Umar Khalid, accused in an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act case.

#UAPA #DelhiRiots
Khalid's counsel sought a short passover since Senior Advocate Trideep Pais was appearing in another court.

Court to hear the bail application at 12.30 PM.

#UAPA #DelhiRiots #UmarKhalid
Senior Counsel Trideep Pais appears in court for Khalid.

#UAPA #DelhiRiots #UmarKhalid
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Highlights from Adv. Tanveer Ahmed Mir's rebuttal before a Delhi Court in a Delhi Riots case against sedition accused Sharjeel Imam:

#Sedition #UAPA #SharjeelImam Image
Mir: A man graduating from IIT Bombay, has a good corporate package, leaves that and decides to pursue modern history, but I'm not going to say he lost his head - it's his decision as to how he wants to pursue intellectual brilliance and justify his existence in the world.
Mir says one needs to apply the Kedarnath judgment's interpretation of the sedition provision of IPC because not doing so would imply we are carrying forward a British legacy - they didn't want Indians to rise.
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of state violence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of #stateviolence. @project_polis

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#DelhiPogrom: "CCTV Footage In Itself Not Sufficient To Prolong Incarceration": Delhi High Court Grants Bail To Man In Jail For 17 Months.…
#DelhiPogrom: "Adjournments Sought By SPPs, IOs In Very Casual Manner": Court Imposes 5K Cost As Salary Cut. @nupur_0111…
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[Delhi Riot Case] All Accused in FIR 59/2020 registered in the unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots to mark their presence before a Delhi court.
#UAPA #DelhiRiots
Asif Iqbal Tanha, Umar Khalid, Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Khalid Saifi, and other accused persons appeared on the VC.
#DelhiRiots #UAPA
Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad informs the court why he cannot provide all the data to all the accused persons for which they are asking.
SPP: During course of investigation, investigating agency called various people, some are witnesses, some of them are just suspects.
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All accused to appear before a Delhi Court in the conspiracy case in FIR 59/2020 registered under provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. #DelhiRiots #UAPA Image
Court assembles.
Advocate Adit Pujari for Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita says he had filed an application under Section 207 CrPC for electronic evidence on April 8. "Five months have gone by and no reply has been filed."
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A Delhi court will today continue to hear the arguments on the bail application of #UmarKhalid in a case under #UAPA relating to #DelhiRiots

Matter listed before ASJ Amitabh Rawat. Image
On the last date of hearing, Khalid's counsel Adv. Trideep Pais filed a fresh bail plea substituting the old one stating that there have been absolutely no changes made in the pleadings except replacing Section 439 CrPC with Section 437 CrPC.
#UmarKhalid #UAPA #DelhiRiots
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A Delhi court will today continue to hear the bail application of #UmarKhalid in a case under #UAPA relating to #DelhiRiots

Matter listed before ASJ Amitabh Rawat.
In the previous hearing, Adv Trideep Pais for Khalid told the Delhi Court that the entire charge sheet filed by Delhi Police against Khalid did not read like a charge sheet but the script of “The Family Man” Amazon web series.…
Hearing begins.

#UmarKhalid #UAPA #DelhiRiots
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Days after separatist leader #SyedAliShahGeelani was buried in J&K, his family members have now been booked under UAPA for allegedly raising 'anti-India' slogans and wrapping Geelani's body in Pakistani flag.

Listen in to top reactions.

Pradeep Dutta with a ground report.
The way #SyedAliShahGeelani's body was 'snatched', has put New Delhi into shame before the international community: @majidhyderi, Political Analyst, tells TIMES NOW.
Geelani's death marks the end of an era of exodus, terrorism, and genocide: @rainaamit, Kashmiri Activist, tells TIMES NOW.
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#DelhiCourt hearing bail application of #SharjeelImam in relation to the alleged inflammatory speeches made during the protests against #CAA and #NRC at two universities.
In the previous hearing Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir appearing for Imam had concludes his arguments.…
matter being heard before ASJ Amitabh Rawat.

#DelhiRiots #SharjeelImam #UAPA #DelhiCourt
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#DelhiCourt hearing bail plea of Shifa Ur Rehman, President of Jamia Milia Islamia Alumni Association in connection with Delhi Riots.

#DelhiRiots #UAPA
Hearing before ASJ Amitabh Rawat.

Advocates Abhishek Singh appears for Shifa Ur Rehman

#DelhiRiots #UAPA #DelhiCourt
Singh submits that no other person from the Alumni association has been made an accused in the present case.

Singh questions the allegation of conspiracy where only Rehman was made an accused even though others were there in the whatsapp group.

#DelhiRiots #UAPA #Delhicourt
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#Arbeitskraft verkaufen (müssen) führt zu Lohnforderungen, zu sog. Tarifen, Durschnittslohnhöhen. Es wäre vermessen, mikrofontechnisch zu rufen, wie der viell. linke Flügel der #DieLinke Klaus Lederer (@klauslederer) das vor Streikenden der Gesundheits- (und Kranken-) branche in
Berlin getan hat, der Laden gehöre "uns" - wem denn auch? Auch die institutionelle bzw. parlamentarische bzw. mir-regierende Linke hebt die Eigentumsverhältnisse nicht auf in eine irgendwie geartete oder plötzlich syndikalistische Form.
_Verhältnisse_ des Eigentums sind der Begriff, das Allgemeine und Besondere in einem, der, geht frau von ihm aus, im Streik zu Schlüssen führen muss. #Vivantes oder jede andere Gesellschaft, die der Akkumulation unterliegt, "gehört" nicht _den Leuten_, dem Staat oder einer
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#DelhiCourt to hear bail plea of Sharjeel Imam in relation to the alleged inflammatory speeches made during the protests against #CAA and #NRC at two universities.

#Sharjeelimam Image
Hearing begins

Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir appearing for Sharjeel begins his arguements.

The speech conveys is that you go for chakka jam so that people are not able to cross over. Fundamentally the right to protest and blockade cannot be equal to sedition.

#sharjeel #UAPA
Mir- I would like to put forth Some judicial precedents which can assist this court to come to a conclusion whether the petitioner is entitled to bail.

#Sharjeel #UAPA #DelhiCourt
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Delhi Court will today hear bail plea of JNU scholar Umar Khalid, accused in a conspiracy case related to #DelhiRiots, facing offences under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
SPP Amit Prasad seeks half an hour break as I have to argue in another matter.
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#DelhiCourt to hear Bail plea of former JNU student Umar Khalid in connection with Delhi Riots.

#Umarkhalid #DelhiRiots Image
Court to hear matter at 12.45 pm

#UmarKhalid #UAPA #DelhiRiots #DelhiCourt
Adv Trideep Pais appears for Umar Khalid.

Pais places the copy of FIR.

#Umarkhalid #UAPA #DelhiRiots #DelhiCourt
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#WatchtheState: Our weekly update on patterns of #stateviolence in #India.

Here's a quick review of reported instances of state violence. @project_polis

Follow the thread for more:👇
Delhi Arrested 34 Under #UAPA in 2020. Here's Why the Home Ministry Won't List Them Out: The list comprises 26 Muslims, 21 Sikhs, 1 member of a Scheduled Tribe & 2 Hindus, both of whom were arrested for their role in protests against the #CAA. @thewire_in…
#UAPA prisoner’s life-threatening ailment remains untreated. Atiq Ur Rahman was arrested in 2020 along with Siddique Kappan & others. He suffers from Aortic regurgitation & for the past 10 months, Atiq has not received treatment or had access to medicines.…
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#Thread —
At least two #Sikh lawyers were targeted using Israeli Spyware Pegasus. Advocate Jagdeep Singh Randhawa works with #KhalraMissionOrganisation on #humanrights issues.
His iPhone was infected with #Pegasus in 2019 when KMO has written to ICJ to probe into human rights abuses by Indian forces in East Punjab. Advocate Jaspal Singh Manjhpur is another #Sikh lawyer whose number is also part of leaked list of potential pegasus targets.
@Manjhpur maintains list of #uapa cases in Punjab for #PanjaabLawyers. He is also defence counsel of many #Sikh political prisoners, including #scotland #Sikh citizen Jagtar Singh Jaggi.
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#SupremeCourt to shortly hear the appeal filed by Delhi Police against Delhi High Court order granting bail to Asif Iqbal Tanha, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in the Delhi Riots conspiracy case & specific observations made regarding #UAPA Act
#DelhiRiots @DelhiPolice
Justice SK Kaul:Adjourned as per the letter circulated.

Sr Adv Kapil Sibal: charge sheet runs into 20,000 pages and i don't have the werewithal to get it printed. these are young people. Let the pendrive be filed so that we can refer to it

Justice Kaul: Who was appearing for NCT of Delhi?

SG Tushar Mehta: i am appearing

Justice Kaul: what is your grievance grant of bail or observations? you want them in custody?
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Former Mumbai cop #SachinWaze has approached Special NIA Court, Mumbai for default bail in the #antiliacase concerning the explosives-loaded SUV found outside billionaire businessman Mukesh Ambani's residence.

@NIA_India Image
Waze sought for bail on the ground that the NIA has failed to file chargesheet in the case, which also includes #UAPA sections, despite lapse of 90 days of his arrest

#antiliacase #SachinWaze
Opposing the plea, NIA stated in its reply, that because of the nature of offence and the charges alleged, the agency needs time to file chargesheet.

#antiliacase #SachinWaze
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#SupremeCourt to hear a plea involving interpretation of section 43D of #UAPA. Court is considering whether the extension of time can only be granted by special or session court or does a Chief Judicial magistrate also has any competence (default bail under UAPA)
Petitioner states expression “Court” appearing in Section 43D of UAPA is to be seen in the light of definition of “Court” as in Section 2(1)(d) of #UAPA Act and as such, the Chief Judicial Magistrate who dealt with the instant matter was not competent to grant extension of time
Additional Solicitor General S.V. Raju has been requested by the court to assist. Matter to be taken up shortly #supremecourt #UAPA
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#Congress-led UPA & #UAPA: In 2008, then Home Minister P Chidambaram pressed for the provision to deny bail unless a court is sure no prima facie exists against the accused.

He told Rajya Sabha: "Broadly what we are doing is imposing restrictions on the path of grant of bail."
"I think some people thought that refusing bail is an unusual provision, but it is not. For heinous crimes, even today bail is refused until the case is completely tried and the court reaches its conclusions. So, there is nothing unusual about it": Chidambaram defending UAPA.
UAPA was amended in 2012 during UPA to expand the definition of person to include an association of persons or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not.

#StanSwamy was booked under this provision by the #NIA to link him with Maoists.
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As his bail plea was being heard, Stan Swamy, 84, who used constitutional rights to assist Adivasis, Dalits, undertrials for half a century, died. A Jesuit priest, Swamy was #NIA’s 16th & oldest, arrest in the #BhimaKoregaon case. @ChitrangadaC's profile…
“In Father Stan, I found a compassionate person who wanted dignity and self-respect for all Indians,” said Damodar Turi, who helped start an anti-displacement advocacy in 2006 in Jharkhand with people like Swamy. “An ally of the oppressed, from the streets to the courts.”
With no substantive response from central or state govts, Swamy & Turi's research team mapped undertrials in Jharkhand prisons. Travelling, filing right-to-information requests—most unanswered—in each dist, their 2016 report recorded lives of 102 #UAPA undertrials statewide.
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