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Civil rights group condemns ‘arbitrary arrests’ of Jamia students

Twenty six civil rights activists and political leaders have condemned the recent “arbitrary arrests” of Jamia students during the Covid-19 lockdown, and alleged that the police was “abusing” its powers by arresting those critical of government policies under the “cover” of the lockdown. They also demanded “immediate and unconditional” release of the students.

Two Jamia student activists Meeran Haider from the Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal and Safoora Zargar from the Jamia Coordination Committee have been arrested by the Delhi Police.…

“Instead we see open communalization of this pandemic and targeting of students and activists by agencies of the State. We condemn the witch-hunt by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police against activists & students who were at the forefront of the democratic upsurge against CAA/NRC/NPR,” the statement added.…

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