denying the democracy
The People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL)- Chhattisgarh is sadly disappointed with the Order of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, which today rejected the Bail Application of Dr. Binayak Sen, General Secretary, Chhattisgarh PUCL, and Vice-President, National PUCL.Millions of patriotic citizens of Chhattisgarh, and hundreds and thousands of social and human rights activists all over the country were looking towards the Supreme Court for justice, which has not been done. The PUCL considers Bail as a right of an accused, rejection is an exception, as has already been spelt out in various historic and landmark judgments of the apex court of the country. By restraining an accused in the prison who is to be considered innocent till proved guilty by a court of law, is like denying him freedom to defend himself through fair and free methods available to an accused released on bail. Thus, it also amounts to discrimination over against others who are out on bail. Dr. Binayak Sen almost all conditions laid down by the apex court in the matter of Bail. Thus, it is not only disappointing but also strange that the Supreme Court did not consider this to be a fit case of granting bail.Chhattisgarh PUCL has issued this statement today while observing the Human Rights Day in Raipur which has also been declared this year to be observed in defence of the Defenders of Human Rights. Dr. Binayak Sen falls under this category of Defenders of Human Rights.The PUCL is contemplating taking further legal action after consulting legal luminaries in the PUCL, and also carrying out a concerted campaign in every nook and corner of Chhattisgarh demanding the repeal of the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, 2005, and release of all citizens detained under this Black Law, including Dr. Binayak Sen. If need be, it would give a call to the peace loving and patriotic citizens of Chhattisgarh to go to Delhi to demonstrate and demand justice in this case.The CG-PUCL has raised the relevant question as to why was the State Government hiding behind the Black Laws, and that if the State Government had any evidence against Dr. Binayak Sen, why was it not taking recourse to legal action against the normal laws of the land like the Criminal Procedure Code and the IPC, etc.