Days after India slammed UN’s Kashmir report claiming it legitimises terrorism, the United Nation Human Rights ‘experts’ have come out in support of Delhi University professor Saibaba with Maoist links who has been convicted for waging a war against India.
G N Saibaba, a professor of English in Ram Lal Anand College of the Delhi University, was today sentenced to life imprisonment by a Gadchiroli sessions court for waging war against India for his alleged Maoist links and involvement in anti-national activities.
He, along with JNU student Hem Mishra and former journalist Prashant Rahi, and three couriers were provided with this sentence. They were convicted under the section 13, 18, 20, 38 and 39 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. One convict Vijay Tirki was sentenced to 10 yrs in jail.
This comes after the United Nations’ Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) had released a motivated campaign against the state, for the country’s efforts to curb Pakistan sponsored terror in Kashmir.
Saibaba was also alleged to have links with the people who are also accused of the Bhima-Koregaon violence.
The letter urges India to release the wheelchair bound terrorist G N Saibaba, to whom they refer as a human rights defender. It says, “UN rights experts are urging India to release human rights defender Dr. G.N. Saibaba, a wheelchair user with severe disabilities whose health is deteriorating and who is reportedly being held in solitary confinement”.
It also said it is concerned about the health status of the terrorist, “We are concerned about reports that Dr. Saibaba is suffering from more than 15 different health problems, some of which have potentially fatal consequences”. The ‘experts’ also accused the state of being discriminatory and ill-treating the terror mastermind. They have urged the government to stop keeping him in the solitary confinement, as he has severe disabilities.
It is deeply worrying to see that the UN experts refer the terrorist as the ‘long-standing defender’ of the rights of the various minorities in India.
The expert body, also known as ‘The Special Rapporteurs’ have called for immediate attention of Indian authorities to provide enough amenities to the terrorist. They have also urged the state to provide for adequate security for all the human rights activists in the country.
It is a dangerous trend these days to stand in support of the people who are being the masterminds of the terrorist activities. The Indian liberal industry has often been in the controversy for the reason that most of the so-called intellectuals have always stood by the side of these terrorists.