Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Attack on Shabnam Hashmi
We condemn in the strongest possible terms the attack on Shabnam Hashmi , Pratap Singh Negi in Rai Barley. They were attacked at about 12.30 on April 28 while she with her associates were distributing leaflets brought out by JAVAB- Janvadi Vichar Andolan Bharat barely 100 metres from the Gadaganj Police Station in side the Rai-Barely constituency.
Shabnam Hashmi and Pratap Singh Negi were attacked by a gang of about 20 hoodlums who snatched all the Javab Leaflets while pushing and abusing Shabnam Hashmi in the most foul and sexist terms.
At the police station Shabnam had to argue with the SHO, telling him that no one can be stopped from exercising their right to free expression and that he had to file an FIR against the attack on her and the threats of rape and sexist abuses. The SHO did not register an FIR and did not give her a copy of her complaint.
We demand that the hoodlums are immediately apprehended and coercive tactics of the BJP not be allowed by the local administration.
Ashok
SAHMAT
SAHMAT29 Ferozshah Road, New Delhi-110001

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