Jamaat-e-Islami Hind condemns police raid on Advocate Mehmood Pracha’s office

December 26, 2020


New Delhi, 26 Dec. 2020: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has condemned the raid by the Delhi Police (Special Cell) at the office of Advocate Mehmood Pracha.


In a media statement, the JIH Vice President – Prof Salim Engineer said: “Advocate Pracha has been fighting cases for many victims of the North East Delhi riots and those unjustly arrested for their role in the anti-CAA protests. The raids appear to be an act of vengeance and intimidation. There is a visible pattern in the recent arrests by the Delhi Police. It appears as if the police want to send a message that those who take up cudgels on behalf of victims of injustice and police high-handedness will have to face inquiries, raids and arrest.”


Expressing concern over the ‘raid-culture’ by the government agencies, the JIH Vice President said: “The government is misusing various agencies to intimidate those who oppose its policies and actions. Our Constitution has enjoined the law-enforcement agencies and the government institutions to be independent and free from executive control. However, recent events show that these constitutional norms are being disregarded. Many senior lawyers have condemned the raid and called it a violation of the rule of law. The Jamaat hopes all justice-loving people will also condemn the raid on Advocate Pracha and the police will refrain from further arbitrary harassment.”



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