PSU seeks release of Nodeep Kaur, action against cops

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, February 8

Women activists of the Punjab Students’ Union on Monday spoke in favour of Nodeep Kaur, an activist and member of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, who was arrested on January 12. She is in detention ever since.

The Punjab Students’ Union demanded the immediate release of Nodeep Kaur. Condemning her detainment and alleged torture by the Haryana Police, PSU activists demanded the dismissal of the police officials responsible.

Notably, the demand to release Nodeep Kaur has grown into a robust online campaign, where various celebrities and prominent activists and organisations have demanded her release. She has also become the poster girl for labour rights in the midst of farm agitation. The Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan has also been actively supporting the farmers’ agitation.

PSU district president Varjeet Kaur and general secretary Ramandeep Kaur, while speaking at Lyallpur Khalsa College Jalandhar, said the police and the BJP government in Haryana violated human rights.

They said she was a victim like other activists, who were constantly being targeted and arrested for speaking the truth. They said Kaur had spoken for the rights of labourers. They said despite the activist having undergone so much injustice, those responsible for jailing her walk free and haven’t been punished. They demanded that the officers responsible for jailing her be dismissed. They also demanded that the case registered against her be dismissed and she be released immediately.

PSU seeks release of Nodeep Kaur, action against cops