[WSMDiscuss] India in movement…, Activists in movement…. : Fwd: Delhi Sub Inspector threatens activist - 'If you don't have aadhaar or address proof you should be surrounded and killed'
arielsalleh7 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 16 07:19:23 CEST 2017
This is truly shocking, distressing - and yet a further reason why our movements need grounding in an analysis of patriarchalism.
On 16 Jul 2017, at 5:22 AM, JS CACIM <jai.sen at cacim.net> wrote:
Saturday, July 15, 2017
India in movement…, Activists in movement….; the state of India today….
[This is just some initial information on a grim situation. Activist Shabnam Hashmi in India – the founder of Anhad who has recently stepped down and is now working with another voluntary organisation, Pehchan - has been threatened with an encounter death by a Sub Inspector of Police – merely because, he said, she doesn't have an Aadhaar card, the so-called ‘UID’ (unique identification document) that the government of India is relentlessly forcing on all citizens and even though the scheme is controversial, has been challenged in court and the Supreme Court of India is still hearing the case – and where it now clearly seems to have become / been made a dangerous article of faith within the machinery of the Indian state :
Delhi Sub Inspector threatens activist : ‘If you don’t have aadhaar or address proof you should be surrounded and killed’
Shabnam Hashmi, via Kamayani Bali Mahabal
[See also further below for the text of Shabnam Hashmi’s Facebook post and the link to her page.]
Thanks for posting this Kamayani (and also Babu at Activism News Network), and with deep repect for your courage Shabnam, and in rage and solidarity –
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Kamayani <kamayni at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ANN:6141] : Delhi Sub Inspector threatens activist - If you dont have aadhaar or address proof you should be surrounded and killed
> Date: July 14, 2017 at 1:11:23 PM CST
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Reply-To: activism-news-network at googlegroups.com
> जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’
> ‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’
> Sub Inspector threatens activist Shabnam Hashmi
> Kamayani Bali Mahabal
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URGENT PRESS RELEASE
‘जिसका आधार नंबर और एड्रेस नहीं है हम उसे कहीं भी ख़तम कर सकते हैं’
‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’
Sub Inspector threatens to kill
The conversation and the 'Sub Inspectors' ’ threats raise serious questions which the Government of the day and the Police Commissioner must answer.
Pehchan , a voluntary organisation, of whom I am a founding Trustee runs a small centre in Jaitpur Extension, New Delhi and teaches school drop outs every year, coaches them to appear for 10th and 12th from Jamia. It also runs sewing classes for women.
I received a call from Director of Pehchan coaching centre at 8.59pm. She told me that Haseen husband of one of the women (Mubina) , who had learnt stitching at our centre, got a call from a man who said that he was calling from the Lajpat Nagar police station and was a sub inspector. He threatened Haseen and called him to the police station regarding some complaint. She gave me SI’s name and number.
Usually when someone is called at night we do try and call up the police officer concerned, try and arrange a lawyer to go with whoever has been called to the police station.
I did the same. Unfortunately my telephone did not have a call recorder downloaded. The conversation which was full of abuses, using highly derogatory and uncivilized language could not be recorded. I cut the phone after 15 minutes or so and downloaded a call recorder quickly. In between the person who claimed to be the Sub Inspector Sandip Malik from Lajpat Nagar Police Station called 4 times but I didn’t pick up the phone till the recorder was downloaded.
I am attaching the recording which is self explanatory. The earlier conversation was a lot more threatening and abusive as compared to what has been recorded. I was directly threatened that I will be killed in an encounter and that there is the new law according to which whoever doesn’t have an aadhaar and address proof should be surrounded and killed (‘एक अभियान चल रहा है घेरो और मारो’ ).
The man who claimed to be the sub inspector called from mobile no 7065824289.
The conversation and the Sub Inspectors’ threat raise serious questions which the Government of the day and the Police Commissioner must answer.
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