Latest News

‘Life is at stake’: Romila Thapar, others seek urgent medical care for Varavara Rao

eTelangana.org | Published: 13th July 2020 | Posted Date: Monday 13th July 2020 05:27 PM

Romila Thapar and four other Supreme Court petitioners on the Bhima Koregaon case on Sunday wrote to the Maharashtra government and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to facilitate the immediate transfer of Varavara Rao to JJ Hospital for proper treatment. The family of Varavaro had expressed concern over his health. 

Varavara Rao, his co-prisoner Vernon Gonsalves and three other activists are facing imprisonment for allegedly plotting the assassination of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and for the Bhima Koregaon violence that took place in 2018.

Varavara Rao, poet, journalist, literary critic and a public speaker from Telangana, in his last interaction with his family was found suffering from low levels of sodium and potassium as diagnosed by the JJ Hospital, Mumbai on May 28. The treatment was however abruptly terminated and the poet was taken back to Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai. 

The 81-year-old poet, with a history of high blood pressure and heart conditions, has been an undertrial at the Mumbai jail for 22 months and counting, say family members. 

The appeal was made by Historian Romila Thapar, Prabhat Patnaik, Devaki Jain, Maja Daruwala and Satish Deshpande who had earlier sought bail for Varavara Rao and others with the Supreme Court in 2018. 

On Sunday, they appealed to the Government of Maharashtra and the National Investigation Agency to facilitate the immediate transfer of Varavara Rao to JJ Hospital where he can be treated for his ailments. In a press conference, Varavara Rao's family stated that he is suffering from delirium, has been talking disjointedly and seemed confused due to an electrolyte imbalance in his body. 

“Rao poses no flight risk and has voluntarily submitted to all investigations for the past 22 months. There is no reason in law or conscience to hold him in circumstances that increase the risk to his fragile health,” read the petitioner's statement to the media.

Even before Rao was arrested, the petitioners had been arguing that the NIA investigation should be impartial, speedy and supervised by the judiciary. “We have now reached a stage where his life is at stake. To knowingly risk the life of a person in state custody by refusing proper medical treatment would amount to a form of the “encounter”, an extra-legal punishment which the State institutions are duty-bound to forego,” the petitioners argued.

“We appeal to the authorities to assure the nation that the Indian State respects the rule of law and the Constitution, by ensuring that P Varavara Rao receives immediate and proper treatment and that his family is allowed to look after him during his illness,” the statement read.

Courtesy:https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/life-stake-romila-thapar-others-seek-urgent-medical-care-varavara-rao-128495

 

100 killed, nearly 4000 injured in Beirut blasts

The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6.10 p.m. local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damage and casualties, Xinhua reported.

Modi has laid foundation of Hindu Rashtra by attending Bhoomi Pujan, claims Owaisi

"By attending the Bhoomi Pujan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has violated his constitutional oath and the tenet of secularism," said the Hyderabad MP

More than 17,000 beds available for Covid-19 patients in Telangana

In Government hospitals and private teaching hospitals combined there are 17, 818 vacant beds available. The beds in private teaching hospitals are being made available for free of cost by the State government.

Krishna river diversion: Telangana moves SC seeking stay on Andhra Pradesh's plans for RLIS tenders

The government maintains that under the provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, proposal for any new project on Krishna has to be first placed before the Krishna River Management Board.

Group of trans persons in Hyderabad begin pickle business amid pandemic

Ginger garlic paste and pickles are made in a hygienic way with all safety precautions taken in view of COVID-19.

Covid vaccine in market by 2021-end: Experts

Covid vaccine in market by 2021-end: Experts

This young archaeologist is documenting Telangana’s forgotten historical sites

Aravind Pakide has photographed and documented over 1000 heritage sites in Telangana.

Meeting to resolve water dispute between Telangana, Andhra postponed by Jal Shakti Ministry

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao told the MoJS that he was preoccupied with other programmes and wanted the Ministry to convene the meeting after August 20

Drunk driver goes on rampage in Hyderabad ramming several vehicles, kills one

Several police teams had to be deployed to chase the driver of the Ford EcoSport for close to 10 kilometres to intercept the vehicle.

Uttam writes to KCR: Stop Andhra's Rayalaseema irrigation project or quit your job

Telangana Congress president 'shocked' that chief minister has no time for apex council meeting

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Coronavirus LIVE updates: Over 9,700 new cases in Andhra Pradesh

Telangana, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Coronavirus News Live Updates: Andhra Pradesh, among the fastest-growing states in the country, has over 1.76 lakh cases. Telangana, meanwhile, has nearly 71,000 infections.

Siddipet resident secures 110th rank in Civil Service examination

The father and mother were on cloud nine after hearing the news of their son's success.

comments powered by Disqus