ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Remembering Shahid Azmi

Advocate Shahid Azmi, whose work centred on seeking to redress the injustices suffered by Muslim youth who were falsely implicated in criminal cases, was shot dead on 11 February in his Kurla office in Mumbai. He knew that he was targeted and tried to take precautions, but he would not bring himself to turn his back on the people who frequented his office, seeking justice. Having been through acute suffering himself, Azmi empathised with others' suffering at a fundamental human level. It would have been impossible for him to live with himself had he given up this work.

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