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Now Members of Parliament bat for Indira Jaising and Anand Grover

Sabrangindia 12 Jul 2019
In an unprecedented show of support and solidarity, more than 30 members of Parliament have written to the Prime Minister demanding justice for human rights activists Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. They activist couple's home and offices of their NGO Lawyer's Collective were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday July 11 in connection with a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

Indira CBI
 
Signatories include Rajya Sabha MPs P Chidambaram (INC), D Raja (CPI), Anand Sharma (INC), Jairam Ramesh (INC), Kapil Sibal (INC), Jaya Bachchan (SP), Sanjay Singh (AAP), Shanta Chhetri (AITC), and many more. Interestingly, they all belong to opposition parties. In their strongly worded letter they say, "We, the undersigned individuals strongly condemn the raids at the homes and offices of senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover this morning by the CBI." They add, "This, latest in a long line of coercive tactics against Ms Jaising and Mr Grover, is nothing short of a brute show of intimidation as well as gross abuse of power." They have urged the Prime Minister to act swiftly and put an end to this "coercion and intimidation."
 
The entire letter may be viewed here.
 


Now Members of Parliament bat for Indira Jaising and Anand Grover

In an unprecedented show of support and solidarity, more than 30 members of Parliament have written to the Prime Minister demanding justice for human rights activists Indira Jaising and Anand Grover. They activist couple's home and offices of their NGO Lawyer's Collective were raided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday July 11 in connection with a case of alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA).

Indira CBI
 
Signatories include Rajya Sabha MPs P Chidambaram (INC), D Raja (CPI), Anand Sharma (INC), Jairam Ramesh (INC), Kapil Sibal (INC), Jaya Bachchan (SP), Sanjay Singh (AAP), Shanta Chhetri (AITC), and many more. Interestingly, they all belong to opposition parties. In their strongly worded letter they say, "We, the undersigned individuals strongly condemn the raids at the homes and offices of senior advocates Indira Jaising and Anand Grover this morning by the CBI." They add, "This, latest in a long line of coercive tactics against Ms Jaising and Mr Grover, is nothing short of a brute show of intimidation as well as gross abuse of power." They have urged the Prime Minister to act swiftly and put an end to this "coercion and intimidation."
 
The entire letter may be viewed here.
 


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