Indian American organizations appeal to the Supreme Court of India to grant bail to Sanjeev Bhatt

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| Updated: 19 Jan 2021, 10:06:00 AM

(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Jan 19 (Language) Several civil rights activists and organizations in India and the US appealed to the Supreme Court of India on Monday to grant the bail of former police officer Sanjeev Bhatt. In an online press conference organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) and ‘Hindus for Human Rights’, organizations and activists claimed that Bhatt’s conviction in a murder case was “false and based on false evidence”. The court will hear Bhatt’s bail plea on 22 January. Senior Congress leader and former minister Shashi Tharoor said

(Lalit K Jha) Washington, Jan 19 (Language) Several civil rights activists and organizations in India and the US appealed to the Supreme Court of India on Monday to grant the bail of former police officer Sanjeev Bhatt. In an online press conference organized by the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) and ‘Hindus for Human Rights’, organizations and activists claimed that Bhatt’s conviction in a murder case was “false and based on false evidence”. The court will hear Bhatt’s bail plea on 22 January. Senior Congress leader and former minister Shashi Tharoor said he was “angered by injustice” with Bhatt, who was “served dutifully for the society” and “an indomitable ability to speak truth to the powerful”. Was sent to prison due to Tharoor said, “Sanjeev’s case reflects the bad times in which we are living, where the constitutional values ​​and fundamental rights conferred by the Constitution to all Indians are weak in many cases and sometimes seem to be snatched away by such forces. Those who are not liberal. “He said,” Indians whose conscience is alive like Sanjeev Bhatt must stand up and fight against such challenges, which threatens to weaken the base of our Republic. Renowned documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan said that Bhatt was sent to jail “because he opposed the massacre in 2002” and voiced against it. Patwardhan said that the society should “launch an agitation for the release of Bhatt”. Human rights activist, classical dancer and actress Mallika Sarabhai said that it is not only in Bhatt’s case that “a definite agenda is being pursued” against her, but “it is happening to most critics of the Modi government”. Sarabhai said, “If anyone speaks against the government or asks any question, which is the fundamental right conferred in our democracy, then they are punished in some way or the other. Raids are conducted against him, false cases are conducted and they are silenced. IAMC Executive Director Rashid Ahmed said that the Indian government should “stop political management of Sanjeev Bhatt’s case and ask the government The law should be allowed to do its work under the supervision of independent judges rather than judges who are scared or have become political themselves.
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