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New Delhi, Hundreds of peoples demonstrated today in Jamia Nagar against illegal arresting, kidnapping and harassing of local residents by the police.
Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) Delhi secretary, Syed Akhlaq while addressing to the protest-march said, “Police is for people’s safety not for terrorizing them and it is their prime duty to respect civil rights while arresting or nabbing any person and Supreme Court should take action if its given guidelines are not being followed by any law enforcement agency.” He added, “People should aware and come out to protect their civil rights.”
Adv. Feroz Gazi vice president of APCR, Delhi chapter said, “No one is allowed to take law into his hand either police or common people and every person has right to protect himself from illegal detention.”
Engineer Saleem, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Public Relation secretary said, “APCR has taken right step on right time to aware people about their civil rights.”
About 200 persons including advocates, social activists and students marched through Okhla Police Station, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Zakir Nagar to Batla House.
In the late evening, Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) also organised a public meeting at Okhla Head of the locality to made its protest and demand justice. Addressing the public meeting, SDPI Delhi president Abdur Rasheed Agwan condemned the behaviour of police and demanded an immediate halt on ‘illegal’ action by police on the residents of the locality. “The police should work within the limit of rule of law and should stop using extra-judicial and illegal acts like kidnapping and niggling people,” he urged.
Faisal Khan, a noted social activist and leader of Khudai Khidmatgar Organisation also condemned the police actions and informed that in his persuasion the National Human Rights’ Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Delhi Police asking explanation of police action. A memorandum to Delhi Police Commissioner concerning to this has also been submitted via local police station by SDPI officials.
SDPI in its memorandum demanded that a Cases of kidnapping to be registered against the 8 policemen of Delhi Police for illegally raiding the locality in the name of searching ‘Bangladeshi nationals’ in the odd hours of a night last week. The Policemen should be given strict instructions to follow the rule book and the guidelines of Supreme Court, while detaining/arresting someone in apprehension of any crime. And the Police should not act in a partisan way which would create lack of faith on the police and security set up among affected communities.