Activists criticize attack on Hindustan Times and demand justice for the child

KANPUR: The activists of the National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM), Asha Parivar and Lok Rajniti Manch, have strongly condemned the attack by police on the offices of Hindustan Times and Dainik Hindustan in Kanpur. Instead of the police acting against those responsible for the alleged sexual assault and death of the child, police is harassing media agencies like HT that have boldly come out in support of justice for the child, said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Ramon Magsaysay Awardee (2002) and member, national presidium, Lok Rajniti Manch. Read more

As per newspaper reports and other input from Kanpur residents, the police-led investigation into bringing those responsible for the sexual assault and death of the child to account, is not sincere – there are reports that police version is not congruent with the report from the medical panel – and that the police is harassing even some family members of the victimised child instead of acting against those accused.

When the newspapers like Hindustan Times and Dainik Hindustan brought these issues to the light, police attacked their office premises.

"We are very concerned with this act of police – and demand that the state government should not let those responsible for such heinous crimes manipulate the police" said Dr Sandeep Pandey, who also leads the National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM).

Bobby Ramakant - CNS 

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