Activists court arrest demanding Binayak Sen`s release

Over 250 people led by activist Aruna Roy on Sunday courted arrest demanding the release of rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life on charges of sedition.

Last Updated: Jan 30, 2011, 20:05 PM IST

Jaipur: Over 250 people led by activist
Aruna Roy on Sunday courted arrest demanding the release of rights
activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life on charges of
sedition.

Speaking at the public meeting at Gandhi Circle here,
Roy said that "Sen`s imprisonment is similar to one of the
fascist ways of Nazis where all dissent was denied and people
started living in fear."

The group, comprising students, workers and trade
unionists, also demanded scrapping of the sedition law.

Pawan Surana, former chairperson of State Women`s
Commission, Dalit leader Tek Chand, president of Bhagwan
Mahavir Viklang Sahayta Samiti D R Mehta were among others
present at the event coordinated by PUCL-RAJ unit.

PTI