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Torture, illegal detention of a Muslim youth , as he complains against Police



18 July 2014



The Chairman

National Human Rights Commission

Manav Adhikar Bhawan
Block-C, GPO Complex, INA
New Delhi – 110023

Respected Sir,


We lodged a complaint to your office on 28th April 2014 and your Commission accepted the complaint and registered the same as NHRC Case No. 613/25/13/2014 dated 12th May 2014, the complaint was regarding custodial torture on Mr.  Mafidul Islam @ Nantu Mondal son of Mr. Samsul Haque, aged about- 30 years, by faith- Muslim, residing at Village + Post Office- Jaykrishnapur, Police Station-Jalangi, District- Murshidabad, West Bengal, India.


The victim made a complaint petition on 13th May 2014 before the Chief Judicial Magistrate; Bahrampur; Murshidabad in accordance to the section 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code. This made the involved police personnel furious. On 16th July 2014, the then Inspector in Charge of Jalangi police station and now Officer in Charge of Raninagar police station; Mr. Somnath Bannerjee called one Mr. Shah Alam Sarkar; son of Abdul Rahman; a neighbor of the victim to Raninagar police station and asked him to influence the victim to withdraw the case but the victim not relented.


On 17th July 2014 at about 1 am (after midnight), Mr. Hasanur Jaman Kaji; an Assistant Sub Inspector and Mr Sanyasi Biswas; Sub Inspector of Jalangi police station along with other police personnel of same police station came to the village of the victim and apprehended the victim and other three neighbors; Mr. Aatu Seikh; son of Muksad Seikh, Mr. Kilam Mondal; son of Mr. Tufan Mondal and Mr. Imdadul Mondal; son of Mr. Tufan Mondal; all residents of village- Joykrishnapur; police station- Jalangi. The persons are being still in the police lock up of Jalangi police station. I also came to know that the involved police personnel have plan to release the three except the victim. The whole torment caused upon the victim was due to his petition and asking for justice. It was also learnt that the police are setting up for physical torture upon the victim to force him to withdraw the complaint petition before the CJM- Murshidabad.


I want to draw your attention on the above mentioned incident and request your office to ensure physical and psychological integrity of the victim. I also demand for ultimate security and safety for the family of the victim and his neighbourhood. Immediate action must be taken against the errant police personnel.


Detailed fact finding report will follow.


Sincerely Yours



(Kirity Roy)


Kirity Roy
Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha
National Convenor (PACTI)
Programme Against Custodial Torture & Impunity
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First wicket has fallen, say killers of Pune Muslim youth on SMS #WTFnews


Yogesh Joshi, Hindustan Times  Pune, June 04, 2014

First Published: 18:57 IST(4/6/2014) | Last Updated: 13:40 IST(5/6/2014)

Soon after killing a Muslim youth unconnected with uploading indecorous morphed pictures of late Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray and Maratha icon Chhatrapati Shivaji on Facebook, his alleged killers, belonging to a Hindu extremist outfit, exchanged an ominous message on their mobiles. The message said, ‘Pahili wicket padli’, which means: The first wicket has fallen.

This message was circulated by members of the Hindu Rashtra Sena who have been accused of killing 28-year-old IT graduate Mohsin Sadiq Shaikh during Monday’s protests over the morphed pictures, which were taken off the social networking site on Friday.

“The message was circulated immediately after about 25 members of the Hindu extremist outfit allegedly bludgeoned Shaikh to death,” said Pune joint commissioner of police Sanjay Kumar.

Considering the content of the message exchanged by the accused and the weapons they were carrying, the police are probing whether the attack was planned in advance.

Shaikh, sporting a beard and green Pathani kurta, was returning home in the evening when the accused blocked his way in Hadapsar on the outskirts of Pune, took him off his bike and hit him on the head with hockey sticks and stones.

This sparked tension in the area, forcing the police to clamp curfew for 12 hours. Shaikh’s cousin, who was accompanying him, escaped unhurt after he fled from the spot while the two others, Ameen Shaikh, 30, and Ijaz Yusuf Bagwan, 25, sustained injuries.

The police said the protesters had gathered in the area following rumours that Shivaji’s statue had been desecrated and a Hindu girl had been raped.

Within 24 hours of the killing, the police arrested 13 persons of whom seven have been charged with murder. Among those arrested but not yet charged with murder include Hindu Rashtra Sena chief Dhananjay Desai. The police first recovered one of the bikes used in the attack, based on which the other accused were arrested.

On Wednesday, a local court remanded all the accused to police custody till June 9.

Rashtra Sena chief Desai has a criminal background, with cases such as rioting and extortion registered against him in different police stations in the city. The organisation he heads has been in existence for a decade.


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ATTN Bangalore- Public discussion- Needle of Suspicion – Targetting Muslims in Terror Cases

Public · By Praja Rajakiya Vedike Bangalore


Saturday, 6 April 2013

15:00 until 19:00
Institute of Agricultural Technologists (IAT), Queens Road, Bangalore
The arrest of 11 Muslim youth in Karnataka on 29th August 2012 for allegedly being involved in a conspiracy to assassinate prominent politicians and two journalists from Bangalore created a big stir in Karnataka. Three of the Bangalore accused, journalist Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddiqui, Mohammed Yusuf Nalbandh and junior scientist Aejaz Ahmed Mirza, were released six months after their arrest. While the charge sheets of the first two could not be filed for lack of evidence, the latter was released on bail as per the orders of the special NIA court.

In Karnataka, around 43 Muslims have been accused and detained in various jails across the country under charges of being part of a terrorist group; many of them have been acquitted for want of evidence. What happens to these ‘terror accused’ after their release? How does society, particularly members of their own community, view them? What about the loss – financial and otherwise – they would have undergone during their long period of incarceration in jails? What about their right to live with dignity? Why has the media coverage of this issue been inadequate? These are some of the questions this discussion will address.

Schedule of Programme:
Release of Report: “Burden of Proof: Targeting Muslim Youth in Terror Cases in Karnataka” by People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Karnataka, People’s Democratic Forum (PDF) and Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR). The report is based on testimonies of Muslim youth in Hubli and Belgaum.

Manisha Sethi Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA)
Muthi-ur-Rahman Siddique, journalist, Aejaz Ahmed Mirza, junior scientist and Yusuf Nalbandh
S.A.H. Razvi, advocate, Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR)

Organisers: People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL),Karnataka, People’s Democratic Forum (PDF), Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR), National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO), Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV), Alternative Law Forum (ALF), South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), Praja Rajakiya Vedike (PRV), Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI), Maraa, Pedestrian Pictures, Aneka, Sangama, Vimochana, Concern (IISc), Indian Social Institute and Lesbit


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