THE CPIML Uttar Pradesh unit has strongly condemned the slapping of National Security Act on Dr Kafeel just at the moment when he was to have been released after being arrested and incarcerated in Mathura Jail for speaking against CAA at a program organized at Aligarh by the students of AMU in December 2019.
In a statement issued on 14 February the Party said that freedom of expression is being killed under the Yogi government. First, STF was slapped on Dr Kafeel merely for making a speech protesting against CAA and he was arrested and imprisoned; when the Court ordered his release, the National Security Act (NSA) was slapped on him to prevent his release. This is a blatant misuse of the draconian NSA and sheer injustice against Dr Kafeel. This is an indicator of the Yogi government’s politics of hate and repression. If this law is to be used against people for dissenting with the government, NSA should be removed from the rule books.
Demanding immediate withdrawal of NSA against Dr Kafil and his release, the CPIML said that the Allahabad High Court should take suo motu notice of this malicious and uncalled-for action by the Yogi government.