NIA Conducts Searches At 7 Locations In Rajasthan Linked To PFI
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided seven locations in Rajasthan in connection with activities of banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI.) On February 17, the raids were carried out at three places in Kota, and one each in Sawai Madhopur, Bhilwara, Bundi and Jaipur. NIA Spokesperson said, Sadiq Sarraf, a resident of Baran district Rajasthan, and Mohammed Asif from Kota are involved in unlawful activities.
Tags: PFI, Activist, Rajasthan, Police Raids, NIA
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Journalist Gautam Navlakha Denied Bail In Bhima Koregaon Case
A special Mumbai court has rejected the bail application of activist and journalist Gautam Navlakha, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. Notably, on September 5, the court reviewed the plea, which was filed for the first time since Navlakha's arrest in April 2020. Navlakha’s application mentioned him as a peace activist, exactly opposite of Maoists. With the rejected bail plea, Navlakha will remain in police custody
Tags: Gautam Navlakha, Activist, Bhima Koregaon Case, Mumbai Court, Bail Rejected
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Yogendra Yadav Resigns From SKM Coordination Committee, Takes Bigger Role
Yogendra Yadav submitted his resignation from the coordination committee of the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM,) on September 5. The resignation was said to be in view of prioritising coordination between political parties and mass movement activities. "I should be relieved of the responsibility of Samyukt Kisan Morcha", said Yadav. Furthermore, Yadav suggested Avik Saha, Jai Kisan Andolan President as his replacement.
Tags: SKM, Yogendra yadav, Coordination Committee, Farmers, Activist
Delhi HC Directs Activist To Delete Defamatory Tweets Against Puri's Wife
Delhi HC has asked activist Saket Gokhale to delete his tweets against Union Minister Harshdeep Singh Puri's wife Lakshmi Puri. If he fails to do so within 24 hours, Twitter will take down those posts. Mr Gokhale had tweeted about some property purchase by Puri in Switzerland. Mrs Puri alleged in her lawsuit that Gokhale has made "false and factually incorrect, per-se defamatory, slanderous and libellous statements/ imputations".
Tags: Saket Gokhale, Activist, Delhi High Court, Lakshmi Puri, Twitter
Activist Natasha Narwal Granted Interim Bail After Father's Death
The Delhi High Court on May 10 granted interim bail to Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal after her father Mahavir Narwal died on May 9. Reportedly, the bail was granted because there was no one else in the family to perform last rites. Natasha was booked and arrested under UAPA for her alleged involvement in the northeast Delhi riots in 2020. Natasha’s brother Aakash is also COVID positive.
Tags: Delhi Riots, natasha narwal, Activist, Political crisis, Tihar Jail
Delhi Court Grants Bail To Activist Umar Khalid Under Delhi Riot Case
The Delhi Court has granted bail on April 15, to ex-JNU student and activist Umar Khalid under a riot case in Delhi. According to Delhi crime branch, Khalid, a 33-year-old was with a part of group that organised meeting at Shaheen Bagh few weeks before the riots. The court said, "Khalid cannot be permitted to remain behind bars on the basis of such a sketchy material against him."
Tags: Umar Khalid, Delhi Court, India, Activist, Delhi Riots
Hindu Activist Pans Louis Vuitton For Yoga Mat Made Of Cowhide Leather
Paris-based fashion company Louis Vuitton has drawn a criticism from Universal Society of Hinduism over its yoga mat made "from a killed cow". President of the society, Rajan Zed, has called the fashion brand's product "hugely insensitive" and "highly inappropriate" to cow-worshipping Hindus. He said it was "painful" to imagine performing yoga, "introduced and nourished by Hinduism", on the mat made partially from cowhide leather. However,… read-more
Tags: Louis Vuitton, Hindu community, Yoga Mat, Activist
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Maha Police Detained Activist Trupti Desai Amid Protest at Shirdi Sai Temple
Maharastra Police apprehended activist Trupti Desai from Supa village in Ahmednagar while she was on her way to Shirdi Sai Baba temple from Pune. Reportedly, she was heading to protest against the 'dress code' board declared by the trust members of the temple. “If devotees have to adhere to a particular outfit, then temple priests should also be asked to cover them up fully,” Desai mentioned. However, the trust authorities have refused to the… read-more
Tags: Pune, Activist, dress code
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Sheetal Amte, Granddaughter Of Baba Amte, Injects Herself To Death
A prominent social activist, Dr. Sheetal Amte-Karajki, granddaughter of Magsaysay winner Baba Amte, committed suicide on November 30 at the Anandwan Ashram in Chandrapur, Maharashtra. The Warora Police said that Sheetal had injected herself to end her life. She was taken to a hospital but was declared dead. Activist Dr Sheetal was CEO of Maharogi Sewa Samiti, which was involved in helping leprosy patients. Reportedly, a probe is this matter… read-more
Tags: Sheetal Amte, Baba Amte, Suicide, Leprosy, Activist, Maharashtra
Courtesy: Times of India
Hong Kong's Democracy Activists Remanded In Custody As They Plead Guilty
Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists - Joshua Wonga, Ivan Lam and Agnes Chow - are likely to get sentenced a 5-year jail term for their involvement in the June 2019 protests. Reportedly, the activists have pleaded guilty in court on November 23. While entering the court, Wong said, "It will not be surprising if I am sent to immediate detention today." The trio will… read-more
Courtesy: BBC News