Condemnation of victimization of activists in Rajasthan


We strongly condemn the attempts by Rajasthan Government to replace the 1861 Police Act by a new draconian law which give more powers to the police against the People.

We further take serious exceptions to the Rajasthan Government's attitude of victimization of several social-political activists belonging to progressive organizations and the minority community. They include Kavita Srivastava of PUCL, Nisha Sidhu of NFIW and Mohammed Haroon Rashid, Mohammad Imran, Ayaz Siddiqui, Abid Mohammed, Abdul Majid, Ghiyas Anwar and Mazar Beg some of whom are also associated with the Jamat-e-Islami Hind. We believe these steps are against democratic spirit and must be immediately reversed.

We also believe that keeping dossiers and profiling of activists and people's organizations which is presently happening in Rajasthan is illegal.

It is a violation of the right to expression and basic human rights.

We are,

Medha Patkar
Aruna Roy
Dr. Sunilam
Arvind Kejriwal
Anand Patwardhan
Prashant Bhushan
Colin Gonsalves
Anil Chaudhary
Arundhati Dhuru
Sandeep Pandey

contact : Aruna Roy: 9414007305, Medha Patkar 9869446684, Harsh Mander 9810523018;: Sandeep Pandey and Arundhuti Dhuru : 9415022772