‘We’ve been implicated falsely’: Telangana Adivasi teacher couple booked under UAPA
“I don’t know if I am being falsely implicated because I am raising my voice for the Adivasis, and if they [the government] want me to remain silent,” says a worried 53-year-old Athram Bhujanga Rao.
Rao and his wife Suguna – both teachers in Telangana – have been booked under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), the Telangana Public Security Act and are accused of criminal conspiracy along with several other charges by the Tadvai police….
In his 33-year-long career, Bhujanga Rao, Telangana HRF vice president, has faced disciplinary action for participating in protests multiple times…. However, the latest charge by the police against the couple has put them under severe distress….