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Sanjiv Bhatt's life imprisonment was 'fast track injustice': Wife Shweta

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“It is the case of fast track injustice by the court of law; very unfortunate”, Shweta Bhatt, the wife of jailed IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt told the media conference at the Press Club of India in Delhi, adding, “Because, he spoke truth before the Nanavati Commission about perpetrators of 200 Gujarat pogrom. It was the only reason for the Modi regime to target him.”
“I want my Sanjiv back home. They have political power to oppress the voices of dissent. We want people’s power to get justice. It is not the issue of Sanjiv’s family; it is for all. Today it is Sanjiv; tomorrow anybody among you. Come on the streets; raise your voice louder for justice”, she said at the press conference organised by the National Confederation of Human Rights Organizations (NCHRO).
“We wonder how high profile criminals such as Babu Bajrangi, Maya Kodnani and so on were very leniently given bail by the courts of law. Then why not to my father, who served for the nation. If the constructed injustice prevails at all levels, where do we go? That’s why we come to the people; come to the media. We don’t want any favour from the justice delivery system; we want justice to be served to us, in a fair manner”, added Shantanu, Sanjiv Bhatt’s son.
“There is no iota of evidence, in which Sanjiv was convicted. The conduct of case is arbitrary, unjust and unfair”, said Adv KP Mohamad Shareef, vice-chairperson, NCHRO. Deepika S Rajawat, lawyer of the Asifa case in Srinagar, Abdul Wahid Sait, National Secretary of Popular Front of India and Prof. Nandita Narayana, Delhi University also attended the Press Conference.
Prior to the press conference, NCHRO conducted an activists’ meet on the topic, “The Nation Stands with Sanjiv Bhatt: Stop State Repression”.
“Keep the religion and politics separate”, Shubhashini Ali, President of All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) told the rulers. “We should unite for the sake of the Constitution; not only for Sanjiv Bhatt. We should fight for the justice to Sanjiv. Shweta ji, don’t bother; we all are with you; we will win.”
“We should go on more coordination and systematic to get justice. Not only Sanjiv Bhatt, but also the suppressed classes. It is time for struggle, not to keep silence”, said EM Abdul Rahiman, chairman, Empower India Foundation.

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