Protest for Binayak Sen at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. 27 Dec. 27, 2010. (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)
Protest for Binayak Sen at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. 27 Dec. 27, 2010. (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)

Jamia Students Take Part in a Public Protest Against the Imprisonment of Dr. Binayak Sen

Students from Jamia took part in a public protest at Jantar Mantar on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, against the imprisonment of Dr. Binayak Sen. They were also accompanied by students from JNU and DU.

Protest for Binayak Sen at Jantar Mantar, Delhi. Dec. 27, 2010. (JJ Photo/Khalid Jaleel)

According to the Times of India,  Dr. Binayak Sen is a physician and a human rights activist working in the Naxal influenced region of Chhattisgarh.

On Dec. 24, a Raipur sessions court sentenced Sen to a life imprisonment for the crime of, ‘conspiring to commit sedition.’ Which is to say, he was secretly working–along with others–against the interest of the Indian State.

However, many have claimed that the evidence used to convict him is not only weak, but unreliable.

As a consequence, many civil and human rights groups have protested against the judgment of the court and have demanded the immediate release of Binayak Sen.

Monday’s public demonstration was one such public expression of dissent.

Scenes from the Event

1. Pictures (Link to Flickr album for more pictures.)
*Click on image to enlarge.

2. Video (Link to Video)

About Khalid Jaleel

Khalid Jaleel is a PhD student in the Department of Political Science. He can be reached via email at: khalidj [at] jamiajournal.com

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