Nodeep Kaur, the 23-year-old labour rights activist who was released on bail on Friday following international outrage, informed NDTV that she’s going to go to the Singhu border close to Delhi the place farmers have been protesting in opposition to the centre’s agricultural legal guidelines for 3 months and be a part of the demonstration.
“I’ll talk about with my household what to do subsequent. I’ll undoubtedly go to Singhu, sit with farmers. I’ve not finished something unlawful prior to now and won’t do something unlawful sooner or later and can all the time stand for the folks,” she stated.
She additionally spoke about Shiv Kumar, one other Dalit activist who was arrested along with her. “Shiv Kumar’s situation could be very dangerous. He wasn’t even there on the twelfth (January). But he was arrested and thrashed brutally. He has not been shifted to a hospital regardless of orders,” Ms Kaur stated.
Nodeep Kaur was arrested round six weeks in the past throughout a protest by staff outdoors a manufacturing facility on the outskirts of Delhi.
Her arrest triggered a storm of criticism with supporters alleging she was sexually assaulted and tortured in custody. Police have strongly denied the allegations and say Ms Kaur attacked policemen with sticks.
The police have accused Ms Kaur, who belongs to the Dalit group, of illegal meeting, tried homicide and extortion.
She had additionally been taking part within the farmers’ protest in opposition to the central authorities’s new agricultural reforms that emerged as a serious problem to Prime Minister Narendra Modi late final yr.
Her case gained worldwide consideration on February 6 when Meena Harris, niece of US Vice-President Kamala Harris, tweeted saying, “23-year-old labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested, tortured and sexually assaulted in police custody.”
Taking over complaints about her alleged unlawful detention by itself, the Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom additionally issued notice to the Haryana government.