UP Doctor Kafeel Khan’s detention under tough law NSA ” Illegal “, Free him : High Court

The National Security Act Charged Dr. Kafeel khan for his speech against the CAA.

Last year he gave to he gave the speech at the Aligarh Muslim University.
Dr. Kafeel jailed under the tough national security act for an alleged speech against the citizenship act or CAA.
He must be freed immediately, according to the Allahabad high court his detention is illegal.
The dr.kafeel’s speech did not show any effort to promote hate or violence, Allahabad high court said.
The Gorakhpur doctor was arrested on January 29, while he was first charged for allegedly promoting enimity between different groups on grounds of religion, charges under the National Security Act were invoked two days after he was given bail on February 10 this year.
Currently he is lodged in a jail in Mathura.
The report filed on December 13 last year, says Dr.khan made an attempt to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere at the university and disturb communal harmony.
The high court said the speech prima facie does not disclose any effort to promote hatred or violence. It also nowhere threatens peace and tranquility of the city of Aligarh.
It appears that the district magistrate had selective reading and selective mention for few phrases from the speech ignoring it’s true intent, the high court said.
The strict National Security Act, introduced in 1980, they empowers the government to detain people, without being charged in court, for upto a year if they suspect that they could disrupt public order, endanger the security of india or it’s ties with foreign countries.
Dr. Khan was suspended, arrested and jailed for his alleged role in the deaths of over 60 children at a government hospital in Gorakhpur due to alleged oxygen shortage in 2017. In September last year, a UP government report cleared him of all major accusations.

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