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3rd anniversary of Batla House encounter to be observed

Submitted by admin7 on 17 September 2011 - 2:51pm India News Indian Muslim By TCN Special Correspondent, New Delhi/Azamgarh: To mark the third anniversary of Batla House encounter, variou s civil rights groups, social organisations and political parties are organising various programmes both in Delhi and Azamgarh between 18th and 20th of this mon th. On the eve on the infamous encounter, 18th September, various civil society groups will be marching to Prime Ministers office from Batla House demanding justice. T he organisers of the march include, Aasha Pravivar, National Alliance of Peoples Movement (NAPM), Act Now for Harmony and Democracy (ANHAD), Yuva Koshish, Lohiya Vichar Manch, Sadbhawana Mission and many others. According to a press release, the purpose of the peace march are many folds, while it is to reiterate our dem and for justice in the case of so-called Batla House encounter and subsequent arre sts, at the same time we also demand for clubbing of such cases and setting of a fast track tribunal to solve the cases related to blasts. center> Meanwhile, on 19th of September in Sanjarpur, Azamgarh, Peoples Union of Civil Li berties (PUCL) along with Shaikh Rajab Ali Social and Welfare Society, is organi sing a day long National Human Rights Convention. According to Rajiv Yadav, Organising Secretary of PUCL, Uttar Pradesh, the conve ntion will deliberate the issue of communal polarisation and judicial communalis m. Senior Journalist and former executive Editor of Tehelka, Ajit Sahi, Social A ctivist Arudhonty Dhuru, Advocate Mohd. Shoaib, Journalist Prashant Rahi, Former IPS S R Darapuri, Peace Activist Yugul Kishore Shastri and many others will be participating in the convention. On the following day, All India Students Association (AISA) and Revolutionary You th Association (RYA) will be organising a public meeting on Politics of Fake Enco unters, Framing and Witch-Hunt of Minorities, in the afternoon at Batla House nea r Khalillulah Masjid. On this occasion a fact finding report of the visits to Az amgarh and Malegaon will also be released. It is also reported that this year too, the Rashtriya Ulema Council is bringing three trains full of people from Azamgarh to protest at Delhis Jantar Mantar. In 2008 on 19th September, on 4th floor of L-18, Batla House in Delhis Jamia Naga r area, two youths of Azamgarh were killed in a shootout, which was later claime d to be an encounter by special cell of Delhi police. In this shootout, one of t he officers of Delhi police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma also lost his life. How ever, from the very first day Human and Civil Rights organistions and activists a re demanding an independent judicial enquiry into the shootout. The post-mortem report of the deceased also pointed towards the encounter being