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AIDWA demands release of Kerala SFI president Sindhu Joy from prison

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) The All India Democratic Women's Association has strongly protested against the arrest of Kerala State SFI president Sindhu Joy, who is also the LDf candidate against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in Puthupally constituency, and demanded her immediate release.

AIDWA President Subhashini Ali and General Secretary Sudha Sundararaman said in a statement here today that coming just a few days before she was to file her nomination, it is only too apparent that her arrest has everything to do with the Chief Minister's concern about retaining his seat and nothing at all to do with the rule of law.

''Sindhu Joy has been in the forefront of militant struggles against the privatisation of education that was a hallmark of Oomen Chandy's regime. She was the victim of a brutal police attack and is still unable to walk without the help of crutches,'' they said.

It is in this condition that she has been sent to jail on the false cases and old cases all of which have to do with participation in public protests and nothing at all to do with any kind of criminal activity.

''It is shocking that she is being treated as a criminal in the jail and is even being denied proper toilet facilities. All this is being done by a government that has done everything to defend criminal politician accused of rape and molestation, which has now resorted to the worst hijacking of democratic rights in Sindhu's case,'' they charged.

The AIDWA demanded immediate release of Sindhu Joy so that not only she but the people of her constitutency could exercise their democratic rights in the coming election.


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