It is time to take a stand: Teltumbde

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

“The police arrested me in the night and it was a horrific and humiliating experience,” Anand Teltumbde narrated.

MUMBAI: Senior academician Anand Teltumbde refuted all charges of being linked with the Elgar Parishad, which happened in 2017 in Pune. 

However, he appealed that it is time for collective thinking over the scenario in the State and to take a stand.

Teltumbde was talking to mediapersons at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, on Monday. He said that his arrest was the wildest ever plot post Independence. “The police arrested me in the night and it was a horrific and humiliating experience,” he narrated.

“The police arrested me when there was no substance in the case, as I never attended the Parishad. On the other hand, Justice PB Sawant and BG Kolse-Patil are accepting that they organised the Parishad and yet police arrested me. I have faith in the judiciary and legal system,” he said.

“The police found a new term, urban naxalite, where there is no such activism, as Maoism is related to rural areas, and the police plotted it,” alleged Teltumbde.

“Those talking against the government and opposing the policies are been targeted by the government. It is time to take a stand. The concerned citizens need to build a broad-based, peaceful and constitutional resistance to such subversion of due process and abuse of authority,” he added.

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