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Published On:13 March 2012
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Thousands gather at India Gate, demand release of Kazmi

By Mahtab Alam


New Delhi: In yet another show of solidarity, thousands gathered at India Gate on Monday evening, seeking justice for journalist Mohmmed Kazmi. Around two thousand people gathered for the candle light vigil called by the family members of Mr. Kazmi. Protesters holding placards, candle and shouting slogans demanded immediate release of Mr. Kazmi. They also demanded the disbanding of Delhi Police Cell, citing violation of fundamental rights and charges of fabricating evidences by its senior officer. A large number of members of Journalist fraternity were also presents at the vigil in solidarity.


Mr. Kazmi, a noted Urdu Journalist, who worked for Doordarshan and other news agencies including IRNA, was arrested on 6th of March by Delhi Police. The Police have alleged Kazmi’s involvement in terms of local support in carrying out the attack on the Israeli Diplomat’s car last month. The very next day, the police produced him before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav at the Tis Hazari court. The court sent him in police custody till March 20th. However, till date, the security agencies have not presented any substantial ground on which, Mr. Kazmi can be arrested.


Among the prominent figures, which attended the protest march includes, Journalists Saeed Naqvi, Aziz Burney, Javed Naqvi, S K Pande, Sandeep Dixit, Dr. Zafarul Islam Khan, Prof P. Koya, Iqbal Ahmad, Harsh Dhobal; Activists, Shabnam Hashmi, Himanshu Kumar, Navaid Hamid, Harsh Kapoor; MP Mohd. Adeeb, and many others. The protesters said, if not released soon, they will intensify their movement for the release Mr. Kazmi.


[Mahtab Alam is a civil rights activist and independent Journalist. He can be reached at activist.journalist@gmail.com]

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