Elgaar Parishad

Resolution seeking independent probe into Father Stan Swamy's death introduced in US Congress

Swamy was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Jharkhand in October 2020 under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in connection with the Elgar Parishad case.

published on : 6th July 2022

Arrests are illegal, letters are fake, say lawyers of detained rights activists

Lawyers and representatives of the five activists arrested on charges of plotting the Bhima Koregaon violence have slammed the government and the Maharashtra Police for fabricating evidence

published on : 2nd September 2018

Activist's letter spoke of 'Rajiv Gandhi-like' incident, claim Maharashtra police

Maharashtra police said that an email letter between Rona Wilson and a CPI-Maoist leader speaks of ending "Modi-raj" with a 'Rajiv Gandhi-type incident'.

published on : 31st August 2018

Activists' arrest: Maharashtra Police claim to have unearthed larger conspiracy against security forces

Pune Police said that they would continue their investigation even though the apex court had ordered the five activists to be placed in house arrest.

published on : 30th August 2018

Delhi HC not to proceed with hearing plea against arrest of activist Gautam Navlakha for now

Maharashtra Police wanted to take the activist to a Pune court in connection with a case relating to the Bhima-Koregaon violence of December last year.

published on : 30th August 2018

After SC order, Telugu poet and activist Varavara Rao, two others put under house arrest

The Supreme Court had directed that all five arrested activists be placed under house arrest till the next hearing of the matter on September 6.

published on : 29th August 2018

Crack-down on activists is attempt to shift focus away from Sanatan Sanstha: Prakash Ambedkar

Ambedkar also alleged that police have made contradictory claims about the violence at Bhima Koregaon near Pune in January.

published on : 29th August 2018

Arrest of rights activists shows government jittery: Prabhat Patnaik 

Two Left-wing intellectuals said today the arrest of five prominent civil rights activists in police raids across several states showed that the BJP government was nervous about losing support.

published on : 29th August 2018

Rights activist Gautam Navlakha slams his arrest as 'political ploy' to target dissent

The near-simultaneous raids against the five as well as four others were carried out as part of a probe into the violence between Dalits and the upper caste Peshwas at Koregaon-Bhima village near Pune

published on : 29th August 2018

Government trying to 'silence' masses: Prakash Ambedkar on arrest of activists

He said those raising voices against the government were NGOs and non-political organisations, but had their roots in the masses.

published on : 29th August 2018

Bhima Koregaon violence: Three out of five arrested activists brought to Pune court, SC to hear plea challenging arrest

The three Left-wing activists were arrested yesterday by the Maharashtra Police and brought to Pune late last night.

published on : 29th August 2018

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lashes out at Centre over activists' arrest

The Maharashtra Police today raided the homes of prominent Left-wing activists in several states and arrested at least five of them as part of a probe into the violence in Bhima-Koregaon village.

published on : 29th August 2018

Bhima-Koregaon violence: Arrested activists were involved in funding Elgaar Parishad, says Police

The speeches at the conclave, held on December 31 last year to mark the 200th anniversary of the Koregaon-Bhima battle, had fuelled the violence a day later, they said.

published on : 28th August 2018

Bhima Koregaon violence: Outrage over multi-city raids, arrests of rights activists

Searches were carried out at the residences of poet Varavara Rao in Hyderabad, activists Vernon Gonzalves and Arun Ferreira in Mumbai, trade unionist Sudha Bhardwaj in Faridabad.

published on : 28th August 2018

Police targeting Dalit rights activists post Bhima Koregaon violence: CPI-M

CPI-M on Tuesday condemned the arrests of various activists and journalists such as Sudha Bharadwaj, Varavara Rao and Gautam Navlakha.

published on : 28th August 2018

Bhima Koregaon violence: Multi-city raids at residences of activists with suspected Maoist links

The raids were carried out as part of the probe into the violence at Maharashtra's Koregaon Bhima village following an event held in Pune last year.

published on : 28th August 2018

PM Modi assassination plot: Pune police arrest revolutionary writer Varavara Rao from Hyderabad

The arrest comes as a part of the ongoing raids as part of an investigation into the alleged plot to assassinate PM Modi. 

published on : 28th August 2018

BJP is playing Maoist assassination plot card to get sympathy vote, says NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Pawar alleged the government was branding some "progressive" people as "naxalites" for organising 'Elgar Parishad' held in Pune in December and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon violence in the district.

published on : 10th June 2018

Money from Naxals was used for Elgaar Parishad, say Pune police

Police have recovered a letter from Rona Wilson's computer which appears to have been written by fugitive Naxal leader Milind Teltumbde.

published on : 7th June 2018