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Markandey Katju demands action against Mumbai cops for arresting woman

Publish Date: 19 Nov 2012, 05:40 PM
Last Updated: 19 Nov 2012, 05:40 PM
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Katju seeks action against Mumbai cops
Katju seeks action against Mumbai cops

New Delhi: Press Council of India chief Markandey Katju on Monday demanded "immediate" action against police personnel for reportedly arresting a woman in Mumbai protesting the shutdown in the city on Bal Thackeray's demise on social networking site Facebook.

Girl held for slamming Thackeray on FB

In an e-mail to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, he warned of "legal consequences" if the CM failed to act.

"I will deem it that you as CM are unable to run the state in a democratic manner as envisaged by the Constitution to which you have taken oath and then legal consequences will follow," Katju said.

He demanded that the Chavan immediately order suspension, arrest, chargesheeting and criminal prosecution of the police personnel responsible for arresting the women allegedly on the ground of hurting sentiments.

"To my mind it is absurd to say that protesting against the bandh hurts religious sentiments. Under Article 19 of our Constitution, freedom of speech is guaranteed fundamental right. We are living in a democracy, not a fascist dictatorship.

"In fact, this arrest itself appears to be a criminal act since under sections 341 and 342, it is a crime to wrongfully arrest or wrongfully confine someone who has committed no crime," he said.

(Agencies)

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  • Satish Chandra19 Nov 2012, 00:00 AM

    India's population is a mountain of S-H-I-T. Bal Thakeray was a particle of S-H-I-T in this mountain of S-H-I-T. See IndiasTraitorGovtAndMediaDOTblogspotDOTcom

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