UP Police : Release Ekta Shekhar and others in Varanasi

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Ekta is an environmental activist who has a 15 month old baby. She along with social and student activists of Varanasi participated in a peaceful Anti-CAA demonstration. Police arrested 68 people in Beniyabagh Varanasi denying right to peaceful protest and sent them behind bars. Protest was peaceful then too serious charges of rioting have been filed in FIR to frame them under fake case.

Right now, there bail has been rejected and next hearing is on 1st January. 

Her 15 month child needs her mother and is away from her. Police has denied her to meet. 

Sign this petition because her child awaits her. 

These people in Varanasi have continuously strived to make city better. They have fought against communalism. Out of 365 days in last year for 359 days Section - 144 was imposed in Varanasi. 

Citizens have been denied basic right to protest. These people include students from BHU, Kashi Vidyapeeth and Harishchandra College who fight against gender and other forms of discrimination. Social Activists fight for street vendors and boatmen. 

Sign my petition asking for an immediate release of Ekta Shekhar and 68 others whose bail was denied. Freedom of Expression in Varanasi is at stake.


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