Bombay High Court: Why do war and peace remain at home?

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: August 29, 2019 17:06 IST
Bombay High Court: Why do war and peace remain at home?

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court requested Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case accused Vernon Gonsalves to explain why he kept 'offensive content' as a copy of 'War and Peace' and some CDs at home.

In hearing Mr Gonsalves and others bail plea, Justice Sarang Kotwal also said that these books and CDs carry some material consisted of anti-nation elements. 
Throughout the day's hearing, the classic novel about Russia during the Napoleonic Wars had become a sticking point after the Pune Police investigating the case said the book was component of the "extremely incriminating proof" it had taken from the house of Mr Gonsalves in Mumbai during raids a year earlier.
Pune Police also reviewed the titles of many other books and CDs supposedly retrieved from Mr Gonsalves ' house, including CDs entitled 'Rajya Daman Virodhi ' published by Kabir Kala Manch, ' Marxist Archives ' and ' Jai Bhima Comrade, ' books like 'War and Peace', 'Understanding Maoists' and 'RCP Review', and records of a National Study Circle manual. The name of the CD 'Rajya Daman Virodhi' on its own indicates that it has anything against the government while in another nation, 'War and Peace' is about a war. Mr Gonsalves was detained in relation with the Elgar Parishad case by the Pune Police following searches at several activist's houses and offices.