Is G.N. Saibaba Being Persecuted Only for His Ideas?
Gautam Navlakha in conversation with Pranjal
Pranjal from Newsclick speaks to Gautam Navlakha on the recent court judgment which has convicted Professor G.N. Saibaba and five others for their alleged links with Maoists. They were booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). The UAPA has proven to be a deeply regressive legislation that has, and will continue to be used, to promulgate the police abuse of civil rights of Indian citizens. According to Gautam Navlakha, the arrest of Prof. Saibaba just on the basis of his ideology is a ban on ideas and is thought policing.
Republished with permission from Newsclick.
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