IMPAR hails Alld HC order, says those responsible for framing Dr Kafeel Khan on fabricated charges must be punished

Sep 1, 2020

New Delhi: Hailing the Allahbad High court judgement clearing Dr Kafeel Khan of all charges under NSA, Indian Muslims for Progress and Reform (IMPAR) on Tuesday sought accountability and punishment for those illegally framing him and jailing him without the person having committed any crime.

IMPAR also demanded compensation to the victim for the torture, loss of dignity and suffering caused to his family.

”We call upon the authorities to chalk out ways for safeguarding individuals’ integrity so that no whimsical or politically motivated arrests happen in future,” IMPAR said in a statement here after the High Court ordered immediate release of Dr Khan saying his detention was illegal as his speech for which he was booked under NSA promoted no hatred and violence.

Pointing out that the Court has held that Dr. Kafeel Khan’s speech at the Aligarh Muslim University on December 13, 2019, amidst the anti- CAA protests, that led to his arrest and detention thereafter, does not disclose any effort to instigate hate speech against any community or the government, IMPAR said it was high time that such illegal and politically motivated actions were not allowed to  destroy the life of innocent persons.

–India News Stream