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24 August, 2008

Police victimizing young Muslims in the name of fighting terrorism: Tribunal

A large number of innocent young Muslims have been and are being victimized by the police on the charge of being involved in various terrorist acts across the country. This is particularly so in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, though not limited to these States.

This is one of the interim observations of a nine-member People’s Tribunal on Atrocities Committed Against Minority in the name of Fighting Terrorism, which recorded depositions and statements in over 40 cases from across the country.

The tribunal held sittings at Hyderabad from August 22 to 24, 2008.

The following are the members of the tribunal: Mr Justice Sardar Ali Khan, Mr Justice S.N. Bhargava, Mr KG Kannabiran, Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer, Mr Prashant Bhushan, Mr Ram Puniyani, Ms Rooprekha Varma, Mr Lalit Surjan and Mr Kingshuk Nag
A detailed report on the subject is available at the site.

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