100 intellectuals of the world have appealed to Chief Justice SA Bobde and President Ram Nath Kovind for the release of jailed social activist and poet Varavara Rao and Professor GN Saibaba in the Elgar Parishad case. The appeal is signed by Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Nancy Fraser, Indrani Chatterjee, Suvir Kaul, Wendy Brown and Homi K. Bhabha etc. The appeal states that the allegations against Varvara Rao and GN Saibaba are 'fake'.
The intellectuals argue that their declining health, corona virus scandals have increased their life in prisons. In such a situation, he should be released on bail immediately. The letter states that Saibaba has been battling a number of diseases, including acute pancreatitis, cardiac problems, hypertension and stones in the cheekbladder. Since he is in jail, both his hands have also stopped working.
The letter states that “the jail authorities have not allowed them to send or receive letters in their mother tongue, Telugu.” In the past, when her mother arrived to meet her, she was asked to speak in English, even though she does not know English. She is now on her deathbed and is battling a serious illness like cancer. The letter alleged that medical care is not even being provided to a political prisoner. “
Similarly, a demand has been made to bail the elderly poet and social activist Warwara Rao on health grounds. Explain that Varavara Rao is an accused in the Bhima Koregaon case. At the same time, GN Saibaba is guilty of contacting Maoists and conspiring against India. He has been sentenced to life imprisonment in this case.