Release Dr Saibal Jana Immediately!
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Dr Raman Singh, Chief Minister, Chhattisgarh
We the undersigned, call for the immediate release of Dr.Saibal Jana, the well known public health doctor and one of the founders of the famous Shaheed Hospital in Chhattisgarh. He has been arrested by the police on March 16, 2016 in a case related to the police firing on agitating workers of the Bhilai Industrial Area on 1 July, 1992.
Dr Jana was, on that day, among the team of doctors providing medical assistance to trade union activists of the Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha who were injured. We believe that Dr Jana’s arrest in this case, after a gap of 24 years, is motivated by sheer vendetta against him by your government, that has an ideological hatred of anyone who stands up for the democratic rights of workers, farmers and ordinary Indian citizens.
Dr Jana has served the people of Chhattisgarh selflessly for over three decades and deserves to be given a national award for his service to humanity. Instead the BJP government in Chhattisgarh is persecuting him, which is a matter of shame for all those who believe in the rule of law, fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution and even basic human decency. All cases against Dr Jana should be withdrawn and he should be released with an apology.
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