Muslim lawyer arrested for offering legal aid

A Rajasthan-based Muslim lawyer has been arrested by the UP police claiming that he has links with militants. The advocate was providing legal-aid to the protesters when he was arrested. Police linked him with the PFI(Popular front of India) while his family refuses the claims. NHRC informed the Kairana Bar Association to intervene in the matter but nothing has been done so far.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Village
Number of victims 4 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Village Was cross FIR filed No
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) :An FIR has been filed against the lawyer and three other. Current status
Charges Filed Section 145, 149, 153A, 505 of the IPC Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 23, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Denial of access to public spaces/institutions
  • Harassment
  • Threat
  • Causal factors
  • Religious identity
  • Name of the victim : Mohammad Faizal
    Name of Perpetrator
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Shamli
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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