Janhastakshep, a campaign against fascist designs condemned in strongest possible terms the necked fascist attack by RSS-BJP Central Govt. across India in which a large number of civil liberties and democratic rights activists were arrested in several operations across the country.
Among those arrested are trade union lawyer Sudha Bhardwaj, noted human rights activist of PUDR (Peoples Union for Democratic Rights) Gautam Navlakha, revolutionary poet Vara Vara Rao and other lawyers in Maharashtra fighting the cases of political activists arrested under draconian laws like the UAPA. Among other sections of CrPC all of them have been booked under UAPA and sedition law.
Convener Ish Mishra & Co-convener Dr Vikas Bajpai said in a press release,
“The government has used the fig leaf of the FIR lodged in the Bhima Koregaon violence case to justify the arrests while the actual motive is to caste sheer terror among democratic minded intelligentsia and political activists fighting for the rights of oppressed in the country, which is very much part of the divisive agenda of the Sangh Parivar. The entire case pertaining to the Bhima Koregaon violence has been deliberately distorted and vitiated in order to protect the actual perpetrators of violence.”
Ish Mishra said,
“By such draconian reign of terror the ruling BJP led Sangh Parivar government has only lent further belligerence to its deeply reactionary agenda whose prime targets are the oppressed masses of India, the Dalits, the Muslims, human rights activists and progressive intelligentsia fighting on the side of the people.”
Dr Vikas Bajpai said,
This all out attack on the right to dissent and protest must be condemned by all progressive and democratic forces and individuals who should rally the broadest sections of Indian people to oppose this onslaught prevent India from slipping into abyss of total anarchy.