Dalit Labour Activist Novdeep Kaur gets bail

Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur was granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday in the third FIR registered against her.

The arrested activist had already obtained bail in two circumstances registered towards her, and within the third FIR, she has been granted Bail today.Kaur’s bail comes more than six weeks after she was arrested in Haryana’s Sonipat for allegedly gheraoing an industrial unit and demanding money from the company.Apart from the bail plea, the HC had additionally taken suo-moto cognizance after it received an e-mail relating to Kaur’s alleged unlawful confinement by the Haryana Police.Nevertheless, with regard to allegations of her unlawful detention, the matter will proceed to be heard by the Court, reported authorized web site Live Law.Nodeep’s lawyer Senior Advocate RS Cheema told Court that she isn’t a flight risk and that Bail is Rule, Jail is Exception.Saying that she has been targeted and falsely implicated within the matter as she was successful in generating massive support in favour of the farmers’ agitation, Kaur had claimed in her bail plea that she was beaten, tortured and suffered a number of accidents.In her bail plea, she additionally had claimed that after arresting her, the police officers took her to the police station “in absence of any girl police official” and was “beaten black and blue by the police officers.”Significantly, the imprisonment and the torture of Kaur sparked social media debate and gained attention after many opposition leaders, activists, farmer leaders and global persons including Meena Harris, the niece of United States Vice President Kamala Harris raised concern about her.

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