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Varavara Rao

HC Extends Rao's Surrender Date, Asks How He Can Be Sent To Jail Amid COVID-19 Surge?

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

A bench of Justices SS Shinde and NR Borkar dismissed the National Investigating Agency's (NIA) request for extending such date of surrender only by a week. The bench said in view of the rising cases of coronavirus across the state, it would not be wise to send the 83-year-old poet-activist back to prison.

High Court Tells NIA To Get Varavara Rao Medically Examined, Extends Date Of Surrender Till December 18

Dec 03, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The NIA counsel Sandesh Patil said the delay was caused because several doctors were required to check Rao since the 83-year-old was "taking advantage of the court's order" and trying to get a comprehensive health check up done.

Bhima Koregaon Case: Activist Varavara Rao Out On Bail After Being Discharged From Hospital

Activist and poet Varavara Rao was discharged from Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital on Saturday, officials said.

Elgar Parishad Case: Bombay HC Grants Interim Bail To Activist Varavara Rao

Feb 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Activist Varavara Rao was arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case in June 2018

Varavara Rao's Incarceration Is Breach Of Right To Life And Health: Bombay HC Told

Advocate Indira Jaising said since last February, activist-poet Varavara Rao, arrested for links with Maoists, has spent 149 days of his jail time in hospital and appealed for interim bail

27 January, 2021

Poet Varavara Rao’s Health Condition Is Stable, Reject His Bail Plea: NIA To Bombay HC

Outlook Web Bureau

Varavara Rao was arrested in the Elgar-Parishad-Maoist links case in June 2018.

07 January, 2021

Bombay High Court Extends Varavara Rao's Stay At Hospital Till Next Week: HC


Rao has been in and out of hospital since he was arrested in June 2018 and lodged in Taloja prison in neighbouring Navi Mumbai.

21 December, 2020

HC Extends Varavara Rao's Stay In Nanavati Hospital Till January 7


The 81-year-old Bhima Koregaon convict suffers from neurological ailments and needs post-Covid-19 care

15 December, 2020

Varavara Rao Fit To Go Back To Jail From Hospital: NIA To High Court


Varavara Rao, however, will continue to stay in Nanavati Hospital at least till Monday, the next date of hearing on his bail plea

03 December, 2020

Varavara Rao To Stay At Private Hospital Till December 14: Bombay High Court


The 81-year-old activist was admitted to Nanavati hospital on November 18.

18 November, 2020

Activist Varavara Rao To Be Shifted To Nanavati Hospital On HC Orders

Outlook Web Bureau

Telugu poet-activist will be shifted to Mumbai's Nanavati hospital for 15 days.

08 September, 2020

'Not Sure Whether My Husband Will Return Home After NIA Questioning', Says Varavara Rao’s Daughter Pavana

Preetha Nair

The National Investigating Agency has summoned Poet-Activist Varavara Rao's Sons-in-law for questioning in connection with the Elgar Parishad case.

12 August, 2020

720 Hours And Counting: Ailing Varavara Rao's Family Awaits News On His Health, Writes Jailed Poet's Nephew

N Venugopal

It has been eleven days since Varavara Rao's family saw the physically weak and psychologically suffering poet on video conference and there is still no news from anywhere--hospital or jail.

20 July, 2020

'Can Varavara Rao's Family See Him From Reasonable Distance In Hospital?' HC Asks NIA, Maha Govt


Varavara Rao's lawyer told the Bombay High Court that the activist was 'almost on his deathbed' with Covid-19 infection and other ailments.

18 July, 2020

Varavara Rao Being Pushed To Death By Police, Prison And Court, Writes Nephew Of Jailed Poet-activist

N Venugopal

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.

16 July, 2020

Jailed Poet-activist Varavara Rao Tests Positive For Coronavirus


Varavara Rao, 80-year-old, was shifted to the government-run hospital in south Mumbai after he complained of giddiness. Rao took a Covid test and he tested positive.

21 November, 2018

Bombay HC Says Gautam Navlakha And Two Others Can’t Be Arrested Till Thursday

Outlook Web Bureau

Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj, P Varavara Rao, and Gautam Navlakha, were initially put under house arrest on directions of the Supreme Court.

12 September, 2018

Bhima Koregaon Case: Supreme Court Extends House Arrest Of Rights Activists Till Sep 17

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The court was hearing the plea filed against the arrest of the rights activists -- Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha -- in the case.

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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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