Salman Khurshid welcomes bail for Binayak Sen

Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court`s decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen.

New Delhi: Minority Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court`s decision to grant bail to Binayak Sen, who has been convicted and sentenced to
life imprisonment by a Chhattisgarh court for sedition and helping Naxalites.

"I think the circumstances in which the bail has been granted should be welcomed," Khurshid told reporters here.

He said a general impression was gaining ground that the treatment meted out to Sen was not correct.
"The kind of support Binayak Sen has got across the country and the number of scholars standing behind him... a general impression was gaining ground that the treatment meted
out to Sen was not correct," he said.

"Although, there is another aspect that a large number of people believe that there should be no compromise on the issue of security when it is concerned with a serious issue like
Maoist, but right now his getting bail should be welcomed," he said.

Khurshid said after Sen is out on bail, he will also have something to say and people will get another aspect to hear.

The Supreme Court gave no reason for granting bail to 61-year-old Sen and left it to the satisfaction of the trial court concerned to impose the conditions for his release on
bail.

PTI

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