Rights outfits to protest ‘false case’ against activist couple

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties and other human rights organisations have decided to launch a campaign against anti-terror laws in the country.

Written by Express News Service | Allahabad | Published:August 9, 2012 6:15 am

The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and other human rights organisations have decided to launch a campaign against anti-terror laws in the country,besides demanding repeal of Section 124-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that pertains to waging war on state.

A campaign will also be launched against officials of the Special Task Force (STF) and Allahabad police for registering “false FIR” against the alleged Naxalite couple Seema Azad and her husband Vishwa Vijay.

The couple,arrested from Allahabad for allegedly being involved in Maoist activities in February 2010,were granted bail by the Allahabad High Court on August 6.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday,PUCL’s Uttar Pradesh secretary Chitranjan Singh said that,like Seema and Vishwa Vijay,hundreds of undertrial prisoners have been booked for alleged Naxalite activities and waging war against the state without any evidence. “There are nearly 100 such undertrials in the jails of Mirzapur and Sonbhadra districts. We will be carrying out a state-wide survey of such undertrials and launching a campaign for demanding their bail,” said Singh.

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