Withdraw cases against Safoora Zargar, others: AICC member

Withdraw cases against Safoora Zargar, others: AICC member

Member AICC and former National President, NSUI, Fairoz Khan on condemned the arrest of Jamia Millia students under the UAPA Act.

"What is more outrageous is the way these students and otheractivists are being implicated in the cases related to communal violence thattook place in Delhi in February end, not to forget in which most of theriot-victims are from the minority community," Khan said in a statement.

"This is nothing but an infraction of the fundamental andcivil rights of the people by Delhi police and abuse of power, by taking thecover of nation-wide lockdown. The actions of Delhi police are not justinhumane and undemocratic but also in every way denying the rights of thestudents of Jamia and other activists," he said.

He said besides Jamia students, Zargar and MeeranHaider,President, JMIAA Shifa-Ur-Rehman and other activists have been booked under theUAPA.

Safoora Zargar, a research scholar of JMI hails from Kashmir and is one of the most vocal voices in the University, he said, adding she is media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee.

"She was recently married and is pregnant and in her secondtrimester. Booking her under this undemocratic UAPA is inhumane. I request theMinistry of Women and Child Development and Women Commission India and Delhi totake cognizance of this issue," Khan said. He said Haider was also a member ofJCC.

"This BJP led government fear dissent and criticism and thusmake sure they use and abuse all the powers to crack down on all and any voiceof dissent and Jamia has always been one of the strongest voices of dissent andhave criticised the government on autocratic policies," Khna said.

Condemning the actions of the government and Delhi police,Khan demand unconditional release of Jamia students, JMIAA President, and otheractivists who have been "falsely charged under similar cases and withdrawal ofall the charges levied on them."

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