Abdul Nasar Maudany: Fifteen And Half Years In Prison As An `Under Trial’


The human rights violations on Abdul Nasar Maudany still remain as a deep question on the functioning of Indian democracy. He was arrested on August 17, 2010, adding him as the 31st person `accused’ to be involved in the Bangalore blast case of 2008. Maudany’s name was not there in the first list of the accused persons. However, it was added later. Following this, he has undergone an imprisonment during the last 6 years as an `under trial’. Using the clauses in the draconian law UAPA and the determination of the Karnataka government to prolong the harassment, his fundamental rights for his basic health care was also denied. It was only after a consistent legal struggle for his health care, that the Supreme Court ordered proper treatment for Maudany, considering the deteriorating condition of his health.

Before this, Abdul Nasar Maudany had to spend nine and a half years as an under trial as a result of the fabricated case connected with the Coimbatore blast. However, the court found out that the accusations against Maudany were baseless and that the case was a conspiracy by the prosecution and the police to fabricate him. After realising this, Maudany was released. The court had released him stating that he was innocent relieving him from all the cases against him. However, the later developments tell us that there are consistent efforts targeting Maudany, determined to harass the rest of his peaceful life. Repeating the experiences of the Coimbatore imprisonment, Adbul Nasar Maudany is now hunted again, undergoing an unjust status of an under trial for the last six years.

It is now amply clear beyond doubt in front of the public that all the accusations raised by the Karnataka police against Abdul Nasar Maudany are fabricated. Many witnesses have already come out publicly against the Karnataka police, saying that their statements against Maudany were fabricated by the Karnataka police and pursued legal measures. It is clear before any reasonable person to understand that the Maudany case is the result of a conspiracy. In order to strengthen this weak case on Abdul Nasar Maudany, the conspirators are now desperately trying to find new avenues. It was only in this framework that Sharafuddin’s brother, Thasneem was arrested, alleging threats and influences on the witnesses. This is only an extension on the existing list of fabricated cases.

It is in this context that the Solidarity Youth Movement is organising a solidarity sangama for the human rights of Abdul Nasar Maudany, marking the completion of 6 years of unjust under trial period of Maudany, on August 17, 2016 in Kollam town at 4 pm. Many political and cultural personalities will participate in the Sangama. Well known writer and human rights activist BRP Bhaskar will inaugurate the sangama. We appeal to you to strengthen and support this human rights sangama in this critical need of the hour to strengthen and humanise Indian democracy.

We also appeal to all democratic and peace loving organisations and citizens in this country to initiate symbolic and democratic actions for the release of Abdul Nasar Maudany as well as other victims of the draconian law UAPA. Perhaps you are aware, most of the targets and victims of this law which violate the basic tenets of Indian Constitution have always been minorities, Dalits, Adivasis and human rights activists. Therefore, we appeal to you to do the best within your means through organising public events, screening of the films on the same topic, using the skills of writing and other skills, sharing of information and publicising this issue in support and solidarity with this common agenda of `RELEASE ABDUL NASAR MAUDANY, REPEAL UAPA’.

Hameed Saleem is State Secretary, Solidarity Youth Movement

Email: [email protected] Web: www.solidarity.org Ph: (0)974128779

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