June 20, 2021

Delhi High Court Verdict Most Welcome

CPI(M)  Polit Bureau has issued the following statement on June 15

THE Delhi High Court order granting bail in the UAPA case connected to the north-east Delhi violence, for three detenues, is most welcome. It is a step towards undoing the gross injustice committed by the home ministry in manufacturing cases against activists protesting against the unconstitutional CAA. Significantly the High Court has stated, “it seems, that in its anxiety to suppress dissent, in the mind of the State, the line between the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest and terrorist activity seems to be getting somewhat blurred. If this mindset gains traction, it would be a sad day for democracy.”

The Court has shown the mirror to the government. This applies to numerous cases in which any form of dissent is termed anti-national and individuals are bullied, intimidated, threatened, and imprisoned under UAPA and laws of sedition.

The CPI(M) while hailing the judgment, demands that the government apply this standard to all the false cases and release all political prisoners.