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Off Centre: Prof Nandini Sundar on Why Arrests of Activists Will Have a Chilling Impact

Sep 01, 2018 08:27 PM IST India India

The arrests this week of five prominent human rights activists by the Maharashtra police on charges of plotting to destabilize the country has created a furore. Eminent citizens and civil rights activists have accused the central government of using this to stifle dissent. On Off Centre, civil rights activist and professor of Sociology at the Delhi University, Nandini Sundar explains why these arrests will have a chilling effect on the people’s movements across the country.