Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid was arrested by Delhi Police under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) after being questioned for over 11 hours in relation to the Delhi riots case.
'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.
Anil Deshmukh said he will take briefing on Thursday from senior police officials probing the Koregaon-Bhima violence case, in which some human rights activists are facing the charge of Maoist links and booked under an anti-terror law.