Unlawful detention of social activists in Delhi


We are shocked to learn the unlawful detention of a number of social activists including journalists, writers, editors and civil rights activists, on July 11 from a public place in Delhi. It is learnt that a number of public figures, including veteran journalists Kuldip Nayyar and Kamleshwar, had taken the initiative to start a dialogue with different strands of the political spectrum in Nepal and the meeting on July 11 was a sequel to this, to finalise arrangments for a public meeting on the subject.


The detention, which was effected without any warrants, is an intimidatory tactic against those who are exposing the undemocratic and unlawful practices of the establishment, whether in Delhi or in Ahmedabad. The intelligentsia in the country is not going to be cowed down by such tactics.