'He has risen as the voice of marginalised students and is a pro-democracy activist. If you put anyone in jail now, it is like giving death sentence,'a Professor from Delhi University said on the arrest of professor Hany Babu MT by NIA.
The major responsibility of persisting incarceration of Varavara Rao, despite his age, health issues and Covid vulnerability, lies with the judicial administration, writes N Venugopal, nephew of jailed poet-activist.
Although rumours about the poet-activist's death are not true, Varavara Rao's health inside the Taloja central jail has been deteriorating and he needs immediate hospitalisation, his brother-in-law said.
Prof Shoma Sen was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, as were activists Rona Wilson, Mahesh Raut and Sudhir Dhawale, and lawyer Surendra Gadling as part of the police probe into the violence at Bhima-Koregaon.