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Modi government should keep its hands off Dr. Navsharan: Joginder Singh Ugrahan

DALJEET KAUR | May 16, 2023 12:04 AM

CHANDIGARH: Joginder Singh Ugrahan, state president of Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta (Ugrahan), has said that Dr. Navsharan, writer, democratic rights activist, a staunch supporter of people's struggles and the daughter of renowned playwright Late Gursharan Singh, is being targeted by the Modi government for speaking out the truth.

In continuation with series of attack on intellectuals and democratic rights activists across the country, Dr. Navsharan was summoned under the PMLA Act and an attempt was made to intimidate and harass her in the name of an inquiry. Like the UAPA, PMLA also gives the government unrestrained powers to crush the democratic rights of any person.

He said that Dr. Navsharan has been playing a key role as an active public intellectual in the field of democratic rights for almost two-and-a-half decades. Among the intellectual, she was one of the leading supporters of the historic peasant struggle on the borders of Delhi. Not only did she continue to participate in the Delhi sit-in, but she has also made efforts to share the experience of the farmers' struggle with the struggling people of different countries of the world.

He said that Dr. Navsharan is one of the leading intellectuals of the country raising her voice against the brutal fascist attack of the Modi government on the ordinary people. He warned the Modi government to keep its hands off Dr. Navsharan and immediately stop her harassment in the name of inquiry. The nefarious attempts to silence the democratic voices in support of the working people must stop.

He said that people movements of Punjab are standing firm with Navsharan. He called upon all sections of the people's democratic movement in India to immediately raise their voice and let this be known to the Modi government.

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