Activists' arrest

Fighters for rights

Print edition : September 28, 2018

P. Varavara Rao, Telugu litterateur and Marxist ideologue, has been arrested yet again for being a naxalite sympathiser. Photo: PTI

Sudha Bharadwaj practises in the Chhattisgarh High Court and works among tribal people. Photo: PTI

Arun Ferreira, civil rights activist-turned-lawyer, takes up the cause of political prisoners. Photo: Vibhav Birwatkar

Vernon Gonsalves, academic and writer, and his lawyer-wife Susan Abraham have organised public demonstrations in Mumbai on rights issues. Photo: Prashant Waydande

Susan Abraham, wife of activist Vernon Gonsalves and Anand Teltumbe, Dalit activists whose residence in Goa was raided, at a press conference to condemn the arrest of the five human rights activists in the Bhima-Koregaon case, in Mumbai on August 29. Photo: Shashank Parade/PTI

Gautam Navlakha Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The five prominent persons targeted recently by the Maharashtra police come from various walks of life but have a common thread connecting them: they have been fighting for the rights of the underprivileged and the vulnerable in different parts of the country.

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