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How Courts Turn Blind Eyes to the sufferings of People Framed in UAPA, tells Surjeet Singh Phool

December 14, 2017 | By

Chandigarh: A discussion on “Human Rights and Special Laws” at Kisan Bhawan, Chandigarh was held on December 9, 2017. This event was dedicated to Human Rights Day which is observed annually to mark anniversary of adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Various lawyers, human rights activists and victims of misuse of UAPA took part in this discussion which was focussed on use of UAPA in Punjab.

Farmers’ leader Surjeet Singh Phool also took part in this discussion. He narrated the story of his sufferings as he was booked by Punjab police under UAPA. Sharing his own experience he said that even if we leave aside the role of governments and the police, even the role of judiciary is also disheartening while dealing with cases registered under UAPA. He said that even judges turn blind eye towards the facts and sufferings of the person framed under UAPA and toe the police line in granting police remand and denying independent medical examination.

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