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Bhima Koregaon: 5 Activists Arrested for Alleged Maoist Links

India | News18 | August 29, 2018, 1:00 pm
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 Pune Police arrested Varavara Rao Tuesday after carrying out a search at his residence in Hyderabad. Rao is a renowned poet, writer and activist and is noted for his revolutionary writings and public speeches. He is also considered an eminent Marxist critic of Telugu literature and has taught Telugu Literature to undergraduate and graduate students for decades. According to reports, Pune police have detained him after a search of his residence in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is not the first time Rao has been arrested for his writings and political activity. Andhra Pradesh government had ordered his arrest in 1973 but the High Court had struck down the order after Rao spent a month in jail. Rao was again arrested during the Emergency, under Maintenance and Internal Security Act (MISA). (Image: AP)

Pune Police arrested Varavara Rao Tuesday after carrying out a search at his residence in Hyderabad. Rao is a renowned poet, writer and activist and is noted for his revolutionary writings and public speeches. He is also considered an eminent Marxist critic of Telugu literature and has taught Telugu Literature to undergraduate and graduate students for decades. According to reports, Pune police have detained him after a search of his residence in connection with an alleged plot to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is not the first time Rao has been arrested for his writings and political activity. Andhra Pradesh government had ordered his arrest in 1973 but the High Court had struck down the order after Rao spent a month in jail. Rao was again arrested during the Emergency, under Maintenance and Internal Security Act (MISA). (Image: AP)

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 Indian activist Vernon Gonzalves walks escorted by policemen at the Faraskhana Police Station in Pune. (Image: AP)

Indian activist Vernon Gonzalves walks escorted by policemen at the Faraskhana Police Station in Pune. (Image: AP)

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 Arun Ferreira, a human rights activist and lawyer, after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Arun Ferreira, a human rights activist and lawyer, after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with Bhima Koregaon violence case, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Human rights activist Gautam Navlakha at his residence after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Human rights activist Gautam Navlakha at his residence after he was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Human rights advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (L) after she was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Faridabad. (Image: PTI)

Human rights advocate Sudha Bharadwaj (L) after she was arrested by the Pune police in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Faridabad. (Image: PTI)

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