The All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) strongly condemns the early morning raids on journalists, writers, satirists and human rights activists today in Delhi and Mumbai. This highly undemocratic, unjustified, repressive action has been ostensibly been carried to intimidate independent and fearless journalists and others who have been critical of the government policies. The BJP government has now chosen to use the draconian UAPA along with other sections of the IPC to carry out these latest raids and confiscate the electronic belongings, including laptops and mobiles of the concerned individuals.
AIDWA expresses solidarity with all those who have been the target of the raids today. AIDWA appeals that all democratic citizens come together to oppose this illegal and repressive actions by this fascistic regime. AIDWA also demands that those who have been detained or taken away by the police today must be released forthwith.