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JTSA to Release Report on Delhi Police Special Cell

Rajinder Sachar, Arundhati Roy and ManiShankar  Aiyar  to Speak at the event… 

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Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) is a leading civil liberties organisation of academics, lawyers, activists and intellectuals who have done painstaking documentation and research on court judgements for the report on Delhi Police Special Cell. The report titled as Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a ‘Very’ Special Cell will be released on 18th September, on the eve of the Fourth Anniversary of Batla House Encounter at Jamia Millia Islamia. Leading activists, lawyers and intellectuals will grace the occasion. Among others, Rajinder Sachar, Arundhati Ray, Mani Shankar Aiyar and ND Pancholi will speak at the report release function.  Md. Amir Khan and Syed Maqbool Shah will also speak at the event. Both Khan and Shah were acquitted after 14 years.

The Framed, Damned, Acquitted report “documents 16 cases in which those accused of being operatives of various terrorist organizations (Al Badr, HUJI, Lashkar), arrested in main by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, were acquitted by the courts, not simply for want of evidence, but because the evidence was tampered with, and the police story was found to be unreliable and incredulous.”

JTSA has hoped that this report “will provoke a debate about the utility of these elite forces (like ATS and Special Cells), which in the name of fighting terrorism, have been granted blanket impunity.”

Event Details

Speakers:

Justice Rajender Sachar (retd.), Arundhati Roy, Mani Shankar Aiyar, N.D. Pancholi, Md. Amir Khan (Acquitted after 14 years), Syed Maqbool Shah (Acquitted after 14 years)

Date and Time:

18th September (Tuesday), 2.30 pm onwards

Venue:

FTK-CIT Hall (Next to Ansari Audi, Jamia Millia),

For copies of the report, please email: info.jtsa@gmail.com

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