July 25, 2021
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Activist Sudha Bhardwaj denies all allegations raised against her by Police

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Renowned activist Sudha Bhardwaj, who, along with several other activists, was arrested by the Maharashtra Police in connection with a Maoist related case, has, in a statement through her lawyers, denied all allegations made against her by the police, who tried to prove her close connection with the illegal groups with the help of some documents including letters.

She has claimed that all documents presented by the police authorities to prove her close connection with the illegal leftwing extremist groups that function across the country was either concocted or fabricated.

She has indirectly alleged that it was developed by a small group of people who fear the exposure of human right violation in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

She has also alleged that there was a calculated attempt to delegitimize the activities of the human right organisation in which she and other arrested activities function.

It is learned that other arrestees have also expressed similar opinion about the arrest. Many believe that the arrest of popular leftist activists is an attempt to stifle the voice of those who have a different opinion from that of those in the seat of power. Several noted personalities such as writers and intellectuals have criticised the Maharashtra police’s move to arrest the activists.

Still, the big question is: if what the police have discovered is right, is it fair to create a sense of impunity around those roaming propagating the extremist ideologies with the shield of activist?

 

Vignesh. S. G

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