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 Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly protests the raids conducted by police authorities on the homes of various civil rights and human rights activists and Left intellectuals.
The Polit Bureau appeals to all democratic minded people who cherish justice to protest such highhanded actions of the government which will lead to further alienation of those suffering injustices and the government’s clear double-standards. The Polit Bureau calls upon the Maharashtra government to rescind these vindictive actions.