Candle March for Batla House

Lucknow: A candlelight march was attended by hundreds of intellectuals condemning the continued arrests of innocent boys in the name of terrorism. They demanded the Batla House encounter be investigated. They held Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh accountable for the delay and for not raising the issue in Parliament. They said the Congress was sleeping over the issue. They raised slogans to the effect that Batla House fake encounter case should be judicially inquired as the killings had a political motive and the illegally arrested youth should be released. The demonstraters marched from the GPO, Hazratganj, to Gandhi Statue here.

The protesters included Prof. Ramesh Dikshit, Advocate Muhammad Shuaib, Siddharth Kalhans, Tahira Hasan, Ajay Singh, Rajesh Kumar, Advocate Randhir Singh Suman, Rakesh, KK Vats, Mahendra Singh, Renu Mishra, Kiran Singh, Hamida, Dr Surwat Gupta, Sudha, Seema Rizvi, Apoorva, Ghazala, Tariq Shafiq, Meena, Hina Kausar, Dr Neeraj, Anjani Gopal, Dr Rastogi, Azharuddin Ansari, Ghufran Siddiqi, Bhante Krunashil, Sheila, Laxman Prasad, Shahnawaz Alam, Avinash Chanchal, Rajeev Yadav and Sandeep Pandey among others.

Candle March for Batla House

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 October 2012 on page no. 7

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