Katju to take up cases of those unjustly languishing in jails


Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju has teamed up with eminent citizens and launched an organisation to fight for those who are unjustly languishing in jails.  In a statement released here, the former Supreme Court judge said many such persons in jail belong to minorities who have been accused only on suspicion and on pre-conceived notions that all persons of that community are terrorists.  Whenever a bomb blast or such other terrorist event occurs, the police often are unable to trace the real culprit and often rushes to implicate youths of minority community on mere suspicion, Katju said.  He said it had been decided by a group headed by him, which included lawyer Majeed Memon, film producer Mahesh Bhatt and others to set up an organisation called ‘The Court of Last Resort’….

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