Marie Arena, the chair of European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) has written an official letter to India’s Home Minister, Mr. Amit Shah, on the work restriction of human rights activists in India and to release prisoners who are falsely charged under the draconian law UAPA.
European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), is a parliamentary body that actively monitors human rights developments across the globe and publicly advocates in favour of the respect for fundamental rights.
Marie Arena tweeted today highlighting her concerns and attaching her letter.
As Chair of @EP_HumanRights I have sent a letter to Mr. @AmitShah Union Home Minister of India
Ministry of Home Affairs to share my concerns regarding the work restrictions of human rights defenders in India 1/2 #EP4HumanRightsDefenders
Read the letter : https://t.co/GUuKnhPwSd— Marie Arena (@Mariearenaps) May 29, 2020
“It is in this context that we are closely following the protection of human rights defenders in India and wish to express serious concerns about the recent arrests of Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha by the National Investigative Agency” Ms. Marie arenna wrote in the letter to Amit Shah.
She also raised concern over union government using Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) to silence the human rights activist and those protesting against the citizenship amendment act.
She asked for the release of Anti CAA activists such as Safoora Zargar, Gulfisha Fatima, Khalid Saifi, Meeran Haider, Shifa-Ur-Rehman, Dr Kafeel Khan; Asif Iqbal and Sharjeel Imam who were recently arrested by the Police.
Read the full letter:Chair-of-the-European-Parliaments-Subcommittee-on-Human-Rights-DROI-to-Union-Home-Minister-India