Chandigarh, February 10
British Labour Party MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi on Wednesday expressed concern over the arrest of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur over the farmers’ agitation, saying the abuse of peaceable protest activists, particularly girls, is an affront to democracy and civilised society.
“Alarmed to study of sexual assault and torture allegations in police custody of Punjabi commerce unionist Nodeep Kaur, who after 4 weeks hasn’t even been granted bail,” Dhesi tweeted.
He added, “Abuse of peaceable farmers protest activists, particularly girls, is an affront to democracy and civilised society.” Earlier, Punjab-origin politician Dhesi had despatched a letter, signed by over 100 MPs and Lords, to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the continuing farmers’ protests, asking him to boost this matter together with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi once they subsequent liaise.
Alarmed to study of sexual assault and torture allegations in police custody of Punjabi commerce unionist #NodeepKaur, who after 4 weeks hasn’t even been granted bail.
— Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP (@TanDhesi) February 9, 2021
On Monday, the Punjab State Commission for Scheduled Castes requested the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) to make sure aid for Nodeep Kaur.
The Commission additionally sought a report by February 23. It mentioned it has taken suo motu discover of the problem for the reason that girl is a resident of the state.
Nodeep Kaur, 23, was arrested on January 12 in the course of the farmers’ protest at Kundli in Haryana.
Nodeep’s case got here to the fore as US Vice President Kamala Harris’ niece Meena Harris claimed in a tweet that she was “tortured and sexually assaulted” in police custody.
However, the police mentioned she was going through severe legal instances.