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Telangana Praja Front condemned the arrest and called for a movement against the undemocratic policies of Telangana government.
Rao, along with four other activists, was arrested on August 28 after Pune Police conducted raids at various places in the country in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima violence case.
His supporters gathered in huge numbers right from the morning and staged a dharna protesting his arrest and terming it as the state and Union government’s attempt to shut public voices.
After hearing both sides, the judge disposed of the case saying that there was no need to hear the petition further.
Besides, the judge directed the Telangana police to permit Gandhi hospital doctors for medical services.
Bhima Koregaon case: Activists Vernon Gonsalves, Arun Ferreira taken into custody after denial of bail plea
The SC later lifted its protection, restricted the house arrest to four more weeks and told the activists they were free to seek legal redress as per law.
The bench granted liberty to him to avail alternative legal remedies seeking bail or to quash the case registered against him by approaching the courts.
The bench, which also comprises Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph, said the appeal of the Maharashtra government would be heard on October 26.
The transit remand warrant was issued based on the papers which were in Marathi language submitted by Maharashtra police, the counsel noted.
The bench of Justice CV Nagarjuna Reddy and Justice G Shyam Prasad closed the plea filed by Hemalatha who sought to declare the arrest orders of Maharashtra police as illegal.
The five activists --Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha-- are under arrest at their respective homes since August 29.
The Maharashtra police had arrested the five activists on August 28 in connection with an FIR lodged following a conclave.
The bench said that it would examine the issue of allowing a doctor to provide medical assistance to Rao if a miscellaneous petition was filed.
The rights body said attacks on journalism not only stifle the constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression but also have a "profound silencing effect".
Professor M Haragopal, who condemned the arrest of revolutionary writer Varavara Rao, said that in a democratic country people have the right to express their views.