Written by Aranya Shankar
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Printed: April 30, 2020 3:16:55 am





All India College students’ Affiliation (AISA) Delhi president Kawalpreet Kaur

All India College students’ Affiliation (AISA) Delhi president Kawalpreet Kaur Wednesday alleged Delhi Police didn’t discuss with any chat or dialog on her telephone earlier than seizing it, and he or she wasn’t requested something associated to the anti-CAA protests, the Northeast Delhi riots or the arrests of different pupil activists.

Her organisation Tuesday mentioned police had entered her residence and seized her telephone “in the name of enquiry into the Delhi communal violence”. Kaur confirmed the identical on Wednesday.

Requested if police gave any purpose for seizing her telephone, she instructed The Indian Categorical: “Special Cell, through local police, contacted me seeking to seize the phone regarding the FIR no 59 dated 06.03.20. After confiscating my phone, they handed over a handwritten seizure report. They didn’t refer to any particular chat or conversation on the phone.”

She had earlier written on Fb: “… police seized my phone citing inquiry into the violence. It was really hard to believe this could happen to me.”

Requested if she was questioned concerning the February riots or the anti-CAA protests, she mentioned, “No questions were asked. The only thing they wanted was my phone. They didn’t specify any particular chat or any specific case or instance related to anti-CAA protest or Northeast Delhi violence.”

She added police didn’t “indicate anything” on when the telephone can be returned. She additionally mentioned police didn’t ask her something about Jamia pupil activists Safoora Zargar and Meeran Haider, who’ve been arrested. “As of now, no questions on the case were asked to me in any form,” she mentioned.

DCP (Particular Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah didn’t reply to calls and messages looking for a remark.

In her Fb publish, Kaur mentioned she and AISA had been lively in protests in opposition to CAA-NRC-NPR and so they raised their voice for “peace, democracy and justice” publish the Delhi riots, moreover doing reduction work.

“It is deeply shocking and disturbing to know police are trying to intimidate me for my activism, for speaking in defence of the Constitution,” wrote Kaur, including, “Delhi Police action of seizing my phone is… an attempt to instill fear among us all… all this is happening in a time when the entire world is in lockdown and it’s difficult to hold mass protests and access legal help.”

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