Release of the terminally ill 75 yrs old  Sushil Roy
  • Petitioned Mr Pranab Mukherji

This petition was delivered to:

President of India
Mr Pranab Mukherji
Secretary to the President
Smt. Omita Paul
Member, NHRC
Mr. Satyabrata Pal
Chief Minister West Bengal
Ms Mamata Bannerji
Chief Secretary Gov of WB
Cheife secretary
Chiarperson NHRC
Hon'ble Justice Shri K.G. Balakrishnan

Release of the terminally ill 75 yrs old Sushil Roy

    1. Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
    2. Petition by

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

      Mumbai (Bombay), India

Mr. Sushil Roy, son of Late Sukhendu Bhushan Roy, resident of c/o Dr. Shyamal C. Roy, North Dhalua, Garia, P.S. Sonarpur, Kolkata – 700152, West Bengal, at present lodged in prison; Giridih Mandal Kara, District Giridih, Jharkhand is an ailing senior citizen of India aged 75 years 8 months, he has entered his eighth year of incarceration ever since his arrest in the last week of May, 2005. He is both old and extremely weak; virtually in a crippled condition due to several ailments as of now. It was during this period of incarceration that he experienced a sharp deterioration in his health and overall physical condition. He lost vision in his left eye following a cataract operation, and the other eye was also damaged owing to recurring internal hemorrhage caused by high blood pressure. He has thus been pushed to the edge of the abyss of total blindness during his years in prison. A fall that he had in the toilet of Chaibasa Mandal Kara, where he was lodged earlier, had led to a fracture in the hip joint, after which a steel rod was inserted in place of the broken bone, due to which he still has difficulty in movement, as also in lying down or sitting on the floor or even standing for a while. He can walk around only with the aid of a tripod stick, and cannot attend to nature’s call unless a commode is arranged. He also suffers from an enlargement of the prostrate and from piles, which, due to the usual lack of regular care and attendance characteristic of prisons, often causes the passage of blood along with urine, and swelling and intense pain in the rectal region while passing stools. Apart from these ailments and from high blood pressure, he also suffers from diabetes, cervical spondylitis, and a form of heart disease related to ischemia, accompanied with hypertension. He had been transferred to Rajendra Institute of Medical Science during the last week of August 2012 from Giridih Mandal Kara (Prison), after that on 12th of September he again referred to All India Medical Science; New Delhi, currently where he is getting his treatment. 

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    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Sushil Roy has written to NHRC but no reply so far

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      Mr. Sushil Roy is afraid that if bail would be granted by an Hon’ble bench of a higher court in this aforesaid case no. 29/03 registered under P.S. Gaawaan, the police of the state of Jharkhand, or at its instance or with its collaboration, the police of some other state may foist yet another false case against him in order to obstruct his just release after the said prolonged incarceration. He had sent a memorandum in this connection to the Chairman, National Human Rights Commission on April 24, 2012 through the Jail Superintendent, Giridih Mandal Kara, which was numbered as letter no. 663 and dispatched the same day from the prison. Over the elapsed period of over 3 months, however, neither was any of his grievances redressed at the instance of the N.H.R.C., nor was his letter no. 663 dated 24-04-2012 even acknowledged.

    3. SUSHIL ROY IN AIIMS IN CRITICAL CONDITION

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      SUSHIL ROY, 75 YEARS OLD POLITICAL PRISONER WHO IS NEPHEW OF GREAT FREEDOM FIGHTER SAHID DINESH GUPTA, IS NOW KEPT AT AIIMS HOSPITAL, DELHI WITH POLICE ESCORTS WITHOUT PROPER MEDICAL ATTENTION. DEATH AT JAIL OR HOSPITAL WITHOUT MEDICAL CARE IS CRIME AND INHUMAN

    4. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ann-Kristin Grødahl HALDEN, NORWAY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mr. Sushil Roy has done no harm on people, he has not bee steeling or abused anybody. Therefor I think it is human to release this old and sick man. For humanitarian reasons I call up on the law system of India to let the man die in freedom.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      This is purely on humanitarian grounds as medical facility and care for patients in prisons are not adequate

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      • about 2 years ago

      as he stands for people's cause.

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    • Nandini Mazumder NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      Human Rights is important to me. This seems inhuman treatment of a person being imprisoned by the state based on debatable cases and laws (such as the archaic sedition act). Every human being, accused or not, deserves to be treated with basic respect and dignity that is due to every human being. If a prisoner is sick then its their right to be given proper treatment. Therefore, i sign this petition to save an ailing and old man in need of care and protection.

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    • Mushtaq Anjum NEW DELHI, INDIA
      • about 2 years ago

      He should be released immidiately due to his old age..

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