The CPI(M) while hailing the judgment, demands that the government apply this standard to all the false cases and release all political prisoners.
The arrest of Umar Khalid under the provisions of the draconian UAPA is condemnable. This comes following the detention, under UAPA, of Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita (JNU), Ishrat Jahan, a former Councillor of the Congress Party, Jamia students Meeran Haider also an RJD youth leader, Asif Tanha, Safoora Zagar and Gulfisha Fatima and Shifr-ul-Rehman.
The Left parties have decided to observe March 23, 2020 marking the anniversary of the martyrdom of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to consolidate opposition to the CAA/NPR/NRC process and to project the vision of a modern, inclusive India that Bhagat Singh wrote about, worked for and sacrificed his life.
The Polit Bureau meeting discussed the ways and means for sustaining and advancing the peaceful protest movement against the CAA-NPR-NRC all over the country. It called for the unity of all secular and democratic forces to carry forward the movement.
Now that there are huge protests across the country the Modi-Shah duo have put their lie manufacturing factory to work. Remember the Nazi propaganda maxim in Hitler’s Germany: “Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.” That is also the Modi government’s policy. Each and every lie must be exposed.