Police arrest Advocate offering legal aid

The UP Police arrested a 24-year-old advocate Mohammad Faizal who is a resident of Kota, Rajasthan. He was sent by the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO) of which he is a member to provide legal aid to the protesters arrested by the UP Police in the Anti-CAA protests. He is framed under various sections of the IPC. The Police say that he is found to be a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) by the content found on his mobile phone. They also allege him of 'inciting violence' and 'distributing objectional pamphlets'. He was arrested along with three other men, and all of them are accused of having links with the PFI. Faizal's family members have denied the allegations and claim that they have urged the NHRC to intervene.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Government office
Number of victims 1 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Government office Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Police / Investigating agency Details of the FIR

Sections 145, 149, 153A, and 505, Indian Penal Code.

Investigating agency Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) Current status Trial ongoing
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 23, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • Name of the victim : Mohammad Faizal
    Name of Perpetrator Shamli Police
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Shamli
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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