Justice for Ram Manohar Yadav

Editorial

       

He was arrested for waving a black flag in a programme attended by Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav. There is the need to conduct a fair investigation into the death of Yadav, to take action against the guilty, and to provide compensation. The government to be sensitive in retaining human rights by arranging effective treatment for those who fall ill, physically or mentally, in police custody.

The government form judicial and parliamentary investigation committees to investigate the custodial death of Yadav because there is concern about Yadav's death. Yadav’s death in police custody was indicative of serious negligence on the part of the government, and therefore, the incident should be probed by a judicial committee and guilty police officers punished.

It was blatant violation of democratic principles to detain somebody just for waving black flag at a minister. The police were part of the government and the government was thus responsible for Yadav’s death.

These are worrying signs. While police have botched the investigation, the government has maintained an extremely blasé attitude about such a heinous crime. The police were trying to cover up the incident.

 Published Date : 17 September, 2018 Monday .

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