Bhima-Koregaon: SC Reserves Verdict; Who Said What in Court Today

Bhima-Koregaon: SC Reserves Verdict; Who Said What in Court Today

The Supreme Court on September 20 reserved its judgment on the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking an independent probe by a special investigation team (SIT) into the arrests of five activists in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence. A bench comprising  Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice DY Chandrachud and…

Bhima Koregaon: Differentiate Between Dissent and Attempts to Overthrow Govt Using Arms, Says SC

Bhima Koregaon: Differentiate Between Dissent and Attempts to Overthrow Govt Using Arms, Says SC

The Supreme Court on September 19 witnessed another gripping hearing in the petition filed by historian Romila Thapar and others seeking an independent probe into the police crackdown and subsequent arrests of five rights activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence. The matter came up for hearing at about 12.15 pm. Senior lawyer Abhishek…

Left Unity Emerges Victor in JNUSU Elections

Left Unity Emerges Victor in JNUSU Elections

Despite strong opposition put up by the RSS-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students Association (BAPSA), the students’ wing of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), and several other independent candidates, the United Left registered a massive victory in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) elections on September 16. The Left unity…

Bhima-Koregaon Case: SC Defers Hearing, Court Notes Gautam Navalakha Not a Party

Bhima-Koregaon Case: SC Defers Hearing, Court Notes Gautam Navalakha Not a Party

Five activists who have been arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence will continue to remain under house arrest till September 17. The Supreme Court on September 12 deferred the hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by historian Romila Thapar and four others, after it was submitted that senior…

“Militarisation” of Bihar Varsity Campuses: Teachers’ Bodies Cry Foul

“Militarisation” of Bihar Varsity Campuses: Teachers’ Bodies Cry Foul

Temples of learning in Bihar are being turned into war zones, allege academicians, students and politicians who are protesting against the appointment of 12 retired Army officers and former bureaucrats as registrars of the state’s 10 universities. Generally, teachers who are capable of handling administrative and financial responsibilities are appointed as university registrars. Unfortunately, none…

Delhi Police Books 25 JNU Students, But Refuse to File FIR Against Officer who Molested Journalist

Delhi Police Books 25 JNU Students, But Refuse to File FIR Against Officer who Molested Journalist

The Delhi Police has registered a first information report (FIR) against 25 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students who were taking part in a march to Parliament on Friday against alleged lack of administrative action against the varsity professor – Atul Johri – who have been accused of sexual harassment by eight women students, autonomy and…