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Release G N Saibaba

We, the Committee for the Defence and Release of G N Saibaba alongwith the Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA), held a protest in association with more than 40 organisations from all over Delhi and other states condemning the rearrest of Saibaba and the charge of contempt of court on Arundhati Roy. Saibaba is a professor of English in Ram Lal Anand College of Delhi University and a democratic rights activist who has spoken for the rights of Dalits, Adivasis and oppressed masses for over 20 years and led a campaign against the state-sponsored war code-named Operation Green Hunt in Central India.

He also has 90% physical disability and moves in a wheelchair. Despite this, the Maharashtra police has charged him under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), declared him a “dreaded Maoist,” and held him in the anda cell of the Nagpur Central Prison for 14 months. During this time, it was not able to prove any of the charges against him. He was released on interim bail by the Bombay High Court in May 2015 on medical grounds as his health deteriorated rapidly inside the jail.

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