Varavara Rao
India  /  Published 17.07.20

Varavara: jailed poet tests positive

Jailed poet Varavara Rao, sent to hospital after a public outcry over his failing health, tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. In jail since 2018 in connection with his alleged role in the Bhima...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.07.20

Varavara: shift to hospital

Poet Varavara Rao was shifted to Mumbai’s J.J. Hospital on Monday evening after a public outcry over his deteriorating health in Navi Mumbai’s overcrowded Taloja Central Prison. The 79-ye...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 13.07.20

Varavara: kin plea to Uddhav govt

The family of jailed revolutionary poet Varavara Rao on Sunday publicly appealed to the Maharashtra government to shift the 79-year-old to a hospital, saying he seemed to be hallucinating when he spok...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 27.10.18

SC junks review plea by civil liberties activists

A three-judge Supreme Court bench on Friday dismissed the review petition filed by civil liberties activists such as Romila Thapar seeking a court-monitored special investigation team probe into the a...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.12.19

Police to seek FBI help on Varavara hard disk

Pune police will seek help from the American agency FBI to retrieve data from a damaged hard disk seized from the home of Telugu poet Varavara Rao, who was arrested last year in the Bhima Koregaon cas...
By PTI in Pune


India  /  Published 09.11.18

‘Urban Maoists’ AC life ‘exposed’ by PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told election-bound Chhattisgarh on Friday that “urban Maoists live in AC rooms in cities, look clean, build their stature by rubbing shoulders with sensible people; the...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.02.19

Surjagarh arson case: Varavara Rao, Surendra Gadling arrested

Telugu poet Varavara Rao, accused of having Maoist links, and advocate Surendra Gadling were arrested in connection with the 2016 Surjagarh iron ore mine arson case, Gadchiroli police said Friday.On D...
By PTI in Nagpur

Opinion  /  Published 11.10.18

India's parallel penal system

A parallel penal system which is outside the purview of judicial oversight, which is not accountable to anyone, and which can penalize anybody whom the political dispensation dislikes with total impun...
By Prabhat Patnaik in


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