• Petitioned Mr Akhilesh Yadav

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Chief Minister Uttar Pradesh
Mr Akhilesh Yadav
Governor of Uttar Pradesh
Mr B L Joshi

Immediate Release- Seema Azad and her husband

    1. Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
    2. Petition by

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

      Mumbai (Bombay), India

The conviction of civil rights activist Seema Azad for terrorism, unlawful activities, sedition and waging war against the state is a glaring travesty of justice.The only allegation against her is that she was in the possession of literature that the prosecution argued was illegal. But between possessing literature and committing an offence is a wide chasm that cannot be bridged by the flimsy arguments brought forth by the prosecution and accepted by the judge.

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    2. PUCL to appeal against Seema Azad's conviction

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) will explore legal options in the wake of the life term awarded to its Uttar Pradesh unit organising secretary Seema Azad by an Allahabad court.
      Ms. Azad, a post graduate in psychology from Allahabad University, and her husband Vishwavijay Kamal were arrested in Allahabad on February 6, 2010 on charges of being members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) and involved in unlawful activities. They were convicted and awarded life term on June 8 after about two-and-a-half years in jail.

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    • sushant samal BARGARH, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      it is so necessary 2 have people/activist like sima free. Cause india need them in a huge. N such people comes in a milion.

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    • dharamjeet singh PATIALA, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      May be we live in a totalitarian democracy ...

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    • Ish Mishra DELHI, UNITED STATES
      • almost 2 years ago

      Human Rights activist and journalist Seema Azad and her husband Vishwavijay were arrested by UPSTF (Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force) of UP Police were arrested at Allahabad Railway station on 6July 2010. Seema had returned from World Book Fair in Delhi and Vishwavijay had gone to the station to receive her. On June 8, 2012, both were sentenced to life imprisonment and a penalty of Rs.70, 000 by a lower court in Allahabad under the various clauses of UAPA for allegedly waging war against the state. They have been alleged to be members of CPI (Maoist) and of involvement in illegal activities . Seema is Organizing Secretary of the human rights organization, Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and editor of a bimonthly Dastak, which she used for exposing the corrupt nexus between sand mining mafia and the political leaders, the agony of people due to land grab drive by government for the Corporate Real estate and industrialists. Former student activists, Seema and Vishwavijay have been consistently raising their voice against human rights violation in eastern UP in general and in Allahabad and Kaushambi in particular, where politico-mafia police nexus is illegally mining sand, hoarding black money and exploiting and harassing workers . The charge is that they had objectionable literature, which proved that they were Maoists. The government has not defined what objectionable literature is. The lower court judge, seemingly bereft of vision and ignorant of Supreme Court judgements that say that nobody can be convicted for keeping/reading particular literature or even being member of a banned organization until he/she is found indulging in the violence or inciting the violence, accepted the Police story . Supreme Court too did not take Suo-motu cognizance of the flagrant violation of its rulings by a lower court. The character of judiciary is the same as the character of the state.

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    • prasanth sarangadharan COCHIN, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Immediate Release- Seema Azad and her husband

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    • Kirpal Bodal BRAMPTON, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everybody human rights should be protected. Seema Azad is not involved in any illegal or un lawful activity. To raise Voice against State Sponsered Terorism or in favor of those who are victim of State Terorism is not Illegal or Unlawful

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