UNCONDITIONAL AND IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF PROFESSOR DR. G.N. SAIBABA ARRESTED BY THE MAHARASTRA STATE POLICE IN THE GUISE OF ALLEGED MAOIST LINKS.
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First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out-- Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.----------Pastor Niemölle.
It is time to show our solidarity against the inhuman action of Maharastra Police against their own intellectual assets. As Delhi University professor Dr. G.N. Saibaba, a differently-abled person and wheelchair-bound,arrested by Maharashtra Police's Anti-Naxal unit imposing fake allegations of Maoist links. The English professor with Delhi University in the past was questioned on a number of occasions for alleged links with maoist. Earlier this year, a police team from Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district, hotbed of Maoist activities, quizzed Saibaba for several hours after it had conducted a forensic analysis of his computer seized in mid-September last year. The police has found nothing contrary which prove any linkage of Dr.Saibaba with maoist except cooked story of state agencies. Dr. Saibaba was booked intentionally after the arrest of a Jawaharlal Nehru University student Hem Mishra who had claimed before the probe agencies that he was acting as a courier between the professor and banned cadres of Maoists holed up in Abujmad forests in Chhattisgarh. The police even after passing a year could not prove even a single allegation against Hem Mishra till date but undue custody of Hem Mishra remain continue. The Maharastra Police behavior against the intellectuals who do not support right wing politics is well known by the people of our nation.
The police action against Saibaba is a matter of great criticism from all the human having moral values. By signing this petition we declare our solidarity with the illegal and arbitrary arrests of Dr. G.N. Saibaba and to show our solidarity in support of Dr. Saibaba and make all legal efforts to ensure his safe release.
Note: A copy of this Petition has already been sent on 12.05.2014 with 542 signatues to the DGP, NHRC and the Amnesty International(Indian Chapetr) and to obtain more signatures to create presuure for the freedom of speech in case of Dr. GN Saibaba, this petition has been reopened now to show our solidarity against arbitary arrest of Dr.GN Saibaba.
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