Social activist tortured and called 'Pakistani'

Social Activist and former school teacher Sadaf Jafar was arrested on December 19 during the anti-CAA protests going on in Lucknow, UP. She was filming the protests when she was arrested. She was kept in police custody for the night and then sent to jail. She said both male and female personnel of the Police slapped her on various occasions. Her hair was pulled, she was called a 'Pakistani', and was addressed as 'tum log (you people)' multiple times. a She was thrashed the whole night. She was also brought before a senior officer of the Police who ordered a constable to slap her. Then the police officer himself kicked Sadaf on her stomach. Male detainees were also stripped in front of Sadaf. Further, anyone who wanted to meet her was detained. The Additional Superintendent of Police, Suresh Chandra, denied the allegations.

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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
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Role of police Police is allegedly part of the Perpetrator(s) Current status :Sadaf Jafar has been granted bail and is out.
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Main Information
Date of incident: December 19, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Institutional discrimination
  • Physical assault
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Causal factors
  • Attack against work/ideology/activism of individual or group
  • No. of People Injured 1
    Name of the victim : Sadaf Jafar
    Name of Perpetrator Police
    State Uttar Pradesh
    District/City Lucknow
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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