Nodeep Kaur, a 23-year-old Dalit labourer and commerce union activist from Punjab who has been behind bars in Haryana since final month, obtained bail at this time in one of many instances filed towards her. The activist had obtained bail in one other case final week. A petition requesting bail within the third case was additionally filed at this time within the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket. She’s going to stay in jail till the court docket decides on her request.
Ms Kaur has been granted bails in FIR quantity 26 and 649. The petition for bail in FIR quantity 25 – through which she is charged with try and homicide – was filed at this time in Punjab and Haryana Excessive Court docket. The listening to is anticipated after per week, sources mentioned.
The activist was arrested on January 12 when she had joined a protest by labourers at Haryana’s Kundli. She has been charged beneath sections that cope with try and homicide, extortion, theft, rioting, illegal meeting, extortion and felony intimidation.
The arrest of Ms Kaur – who comes from a household linked with activism – has drawn worldwide criticism. A number of public figures, together with US Vice-President Kamala Harris’s niece Meena Harris, have spoken in her help.
“Bizarre to see a photograph of your self burned by an extremist mob however think about what they might do if we lived in India. I will let you know – 23 yo labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured & sexually assaulted in police custody. She’s been detained with out bail for over 20 days,” Meena Harris, a lawyer and creator, had tweeted on February 6.
Bizarre to see a photograph of your self burned by an extremist mob however think about what they might do if we lived in India. I will let you know—23 yo labor rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured & sexually assaulted in police custody. She’s been detained with out bail for over 20 days. pic.twitter.com/Ypt2h1hWJz
— Meena Harris (@meenaharris) February 5, 2021
Earlier this week, Nodeep Kaur’s sister Rajveer Kaur had refuted the costs levelled towards the activist.
“The federal government is afraid of the unity of staff of farmers and that’s the reason my sister is being focused,” Rajveer Kaur had instructed reporters. “She has been overwhelmed up within the police station by male workers and has even been sexually assaulted. There are accidents in her non-public elements. There needs to be strict motion,” she added.
The police have denied the costs.