Recently, the Supreme Court heard an appeal of NIA in the Gautam Navlakha case and made observations on how Gautam Navlakha misused the judiciary for his own ends. The media on the left side of the political spectrum has started spinning stories for his benefit. Propaganda portal The Scroll carried a story that accused the Supreme Court of undermining the High Court! To those who are not blinded by ideology, the absurdity of this headline is so obvious.
Gautam Navlakha is often described as a social activist, a civil liberties leader and a journalist. He has been associated with People’s Union for Democratic Rights, a front organisation for urban naxals, since many decades. It is important to note here that PUDR had opposed death penalty to Ajmal Kasab, opposed hanging of terrorist Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon and advocates repeal of UAPA, the only law available to law enforcement in Bharat against terrorism.
He has reportedly worked in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Maoist infested areas in central Bharat. What he has been working on is apparently, inciting hatred against the Bhartiya government and Bhartiya people. Watch the two videos embedded in the tweets below. He can be seen advocating freedom of Kashmir, as well as advocating violence to overthrow the constitutional government of Bharat.
‘Social Activist’ Gautam Navlakha inciting hatred and violence in Kashmir against India. This is how #UrbanNaxals work in the name of intellectual freedom.
This is not dissent, this is abetting militancy.
— Geetika Swami (@SwamiGeetika) September 28, 2018
Next time some Indian fiberal gives you gyan about Gautam Navlakha being a "harmless activist" please point them to this video where he is openly exhorting Maoists to carry out violent acts and to use violence as a bargaining chip against the Indian state. pic.twitter.com/GxFQFUDONE
— opdroid1234 (@opdroid1234) April 29, 2020
As we have seen in a previous article, Communists do not believe in the concept of a united Bharat. Indeed, they would be happy if Bharat was divided into dozens of independent countries. So this stand is really not surprising.
Bhima Koregaon and Gautam Navlakha
On 31st of December, 2017, Elgar Parishad, a meeting attended by organisations of urban-naxals and radical Ambedkarites, engineered riots in Bhima Koregaon. This meeting included who-is-who of the urban-naxal ecosystem. By the examples above, the reader can guess the nature of speeches made in the Parishad. On the very next day, riots started in Bhima Koregaon, site of a minor battle between Marathas and British during 3rd Anglo Maratha War in 1818.
The police uncovered a conspiracy to not only spread riots and wage war against Bharat, but also to assassinate PM Modi by members of the Elgar Parishad.
The court case
In August 2018, Navlakha was arrested by the Pune Police from his Delhi residence. The transit remand order was set aside by the Delhi High Court and he was released from house arrest. He again tried to escape arrest when he along with several others were charged under UAPA. His bail was refused by Pune court and then the Bombay High Court in February, 2020. He then applied for bail in the Supreme Court, but the same was denied to him in March, 2020 and he was ordered to surrender. He finally surrendered to NIA and was lodged in Tihar jail, New Delhi on April 14 and was later taken to Mumbai by train on May 26.
The Supreme Court had said that there is prima facie a case made out against him under UAPA and had directed him to file for bail before the jurisdictional court in Mumbai. He ought to have made an application to either Special Court, NIA in Mumbai or before Bombay High court,. If he needed to get the order of SC modified, he should have moved SC itself. But he chose to move the Delhi High Court which promptly admitted the case and called for case records. Justice Anup Bhambhani of Delhi High court also passed certain adverse remarks against NIA.
NIA moved against the order of Delhi High court in the Supreme Court. The apex court held that it was a ‘misconceived venture’ of Navlakha to move Delhi HC, as it was outside the High court’s jurisdiction. It also expunged the adverse remarks against NIA.
Manipulation of Justice system
The misuse of judicial apparatus by the urban-naxal cabal is not a new phenomenon. They had got the courts to open at 02:30 am in the morning to somehow postpone the hanging of Yakub Memon. Indeed, many ’eminent’ lawyers and retired justices including the foulmouthed Justice Kolse Patil are part of this cabal.
This manipulation was also seen in other anti-Hindu causes such inordinate delays in Ram Temple Case, filing of case against Hindu practices at Sabarimala by a group of unrelated people and recently in the effort to stop this year’s Puri Ratha Yatra.
Gautam Navalakha case is another example how a powerful ecosystem of naxalist-Islamist cabal tries to manipulate and use the judicial system while committing actions against the security of the nation. Fortunately, in the last few years, nationalist and Hindu voices have become strong in all walks of life and are giving them befitting replies.
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