Peoples’ Movement resolves to continue democratic and legal interventions Against anti-people laws

The Central Committee meeting of Peoples’ Movement Against UAPA held at India International Centre, New Delhi called upon to defeat any attempt to make UAPA and other terror laws further repressive. The meeting attended by prominent human rights activists and leaders of various social groups decided continue the campaigning for the repeal of all anti-people laws. The Movement will also extend support to the victims and their lawyers who are fighting various cases booked under provisions of black laws. The general convener of the Movement and former chairman of Delhi State Minorities Commission Kamal Farooqui presided over the meeting. He stated that the first phase of campaign against UAPA concluded with a people’s conference held at Talkatora stadium (New Delhi) prior to Lok Sabha elections and it was one of the huge human rights conferences that national capital has witnessed. The two months long campaign which covered most states organised different programmes such as interacting with political leaders, meeting media, holding public programmes, exhibiting posters, distributing pamphlets etc. The committee reviewed the activities so far and noted that subsequently more activist and organisations are coming forward against UAPA and supporting the innocents languishing in jails.. The Joint Convener of the Movement Muhammad Shafi welcomed the gathering. The meeting was concluded with an address by BMSEF President Vaman Meshram. The central committee members who attended the meeting include Niyaz Farooqui (Secretary, Jamiathul Ulema-e-Hind), A Sayeed (National President, Social Democratic Party India), Mehmood Pracha (Supreme Court Advocate), Adv. K.. P. Muhammed Shareef (Vice Chariman, NCHRO), Fr. Soosai Sebastian, Sukhwant Singh, Mohan Singh, Ms. Vinika, Ms. Shruti Nagwanshi, Sayyid Akhlak (National Co-ordinator, APCR),Dr. Fakruddin and M. Muhammedali Jinnah( National Secretary, Popular Front of India).

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