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RTI Activist Shehla Masood Shot Dead In Bhopal, Anna Hazare And Team Sent To Judicial Custody

16 August 2011 One Comment

A day of  pain for us , one more RTI Activist Killed !! ; RTI Activist Shehla Masood was shot dead in Bhopal outside her house, Shehla Masood was leaving for joining the Protests in support of Anna Hazare but shot outside her house in posh Koh-e-Fiza locality , Shehla Masood was a Wildlife conservationist , A Social causes leader and President of Progressive Muslim Women’s Association, shehla had already annoyed a lot of people by asking information under RTI, so she was targeted it seems.

We condone the Killings of RTI Activists and ask the Government and Team Anna, specially RTI Activist Arvind Kejriwal didnt we leave out the Whistle Blowers protection Bill in the wake of mobilizing support for the Jan Lokpal Bill ? the Whistle Blowers protection Bill is a prime necessity for the crusaders of RTI as every time an RTI Activist is killed the necessity of the bill comes to haunt us again.

Shehla had put up  messages on twitter today one of them was ; Gandhi “the purpose of civil resistance is provocation”. Wake up Govt and the Opposition. Meet at 2 pm Boat Club. On one hand we lost one more crusader of RTI and that too on a day and time when she was leaving for a protest  march right outside her house, Law and order situation ? is it ? was this what the Government was talking about ?

On the other side Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal , shanti Bhushan infact the entire team of Anna Hazare was arrested and sent to Tihar Jail before he could defy prohibitory orders which were imposed by Delhi Police, Anna Hazare and others were charged as they refused to to sign a bond which stated that he and his supporters would not violate Section 144.  He was arrested under section 107/51 which is defined as “A person who, by wilful misrepresentation, or by wilful concealment of a material fact which he is bound to dis­close, voluntarily causes or procures, or attempts to cause or procure, a thing to be done, is said to instigate the doing of that thing.”

After his arrest Anna Hazare was produced in front of a Magistrate where he applied for bail, but was refused on grounds of  his intentions .This may be a first of its kind case where the protester has been arrested before he protests and is picked up from his residence.

There have been protests and demonstrations all over the country people have given self arrests, but one thing here is surprising that how was Anna Hazare’s Video uploaded on You Tube in which he stated he is arrested, before he was arrested !! how did Anna Hazare come to know before his arrest that he is going to be arrested before the protests start….Give it a thought. Mobilizing people and peaceful protests are allowed in the constitution of our country but how have the Government and Team Anna played there cards on this issue is yet to be known and understood.

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  • Neha Sharma said:

    Where are those self proclaimed human right activists. I am deeply hurt by the attitude of the government. it is like emergency. shame on upa govt