GASS condemns role of NIA to cover up the Vakapalli rape case

humanrights

Bhubaneswar: The Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraksha Sangathan (GASS) condemns the witch-hunting of the National Investigation Authority (NIA) officials against the human and democratic rights activists from Andra Pradesh and Telangana in the name of so-called “Maoist links “. It is reported in various National dailies that the NIA officials conducted raids at 31 residential places of the human rights activist and arrested six of them.

These activists are belong to Human  Rights Forum (HRF), Civil Liberties Committee (CLC), Patriotic Democratic Movement (PDM), Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP), Kula Nirmulana  Samithi (KNPS) and Praja Kala Mandal (PKM).

The entire attempt of the NIA officials is simply to cover up the Vakapalli rape case which was exposed by the human rights activists of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. All these human rights and dalit activists have been speaking against Andhra’s anti-Naxal force- the Greyhounds- for allegedly raping 11 tribal women in 2007 in the Vakapalli incident.

It may also be reminded that in relation to Vakapalli rape case, the false FIRs have already been registered against these rights  activists at Munchingput and Piduguralla of Guntur district under UAPA and other sections of IPC. Subsequently, the writ petitions of these rights activists are still pending before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh. The Court has already instructed not to arrest the petitioners. But the NIA has ‘seized’ hard disks, laptops and mobile phones of these activists. This is to affect their works/writings including release of researched documents, booklets and fact-finding reports

Ganatantrik Adhikar Suraskha Sangathan (GASS),Odisha demands immediate release of all those arrested  rights activists. Withdraw all the fabricated FIRs immediately. Stop the witch-hunting against the human rights activists.

 

Deba Ranjan, General Secretary

Golak Bihari Nath, President


GET COUNTERCURRENTS DAILY NEWSLETTER STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX


 

Support Countercurrents

Countercurrents is answerable only to our readers. Support honest journalism because we have no PLANET B.
Become a Patron at Patreon

Join Our Newsletter

GET COUNTERCURRENTS DAILY NEWSLETTER STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

Join our WhatsApp and Telegram Channels

Get CounterCurrents updates on our WhatsApp and Telegram Channels

Related Posts

Join Our Newsletter


Annual Subscription

Join Countercurrents Annual Fund Raising Campaign and help us

Latest News