NEW DELHI – Bollywood actress Shwara Bhasker, prominent human rights activist Kavita Krishnan and other twitter users have expressed shock and outrage over the report of minor boys suffering from the rectal bleeding in the police torture and demanded immediate probe into this alleged rape under the police custody in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.
On December 20, Maulana Asad Raza Hussaini was allegedly tortured in police custody. According to a report in The Telegraph, his students (around 100 of them), from the Saadat hostel-cum-orphanage in Muzaffarnagar, were also tortured and some of them has suffered from the rectal bleeding.
Many of them were minors.
The Telegraph article quotes a local politician to say that the boys (aged between 14-21) were at times denied access to the toilet. Some of them, he alleged, had “suffered rectal bleeding from the torture”.
Now, the news article has caught the eye of the Twitterati, sparking outrage. A photo of the cleric, with his body showing signs of brutality is also doing the rounds on social media.
Many including Swara Bhaskar condemned the incident and called for immediate investigation of the allegations.
The alleged rape of children in Muzzafarnagar by @Uppolice cops- This Allegation NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED like NOW!!!!!!! @PMOIndia surely surely this needs your most urgent attention! Peeps We must raise our voices for this no matter what side of the CAA-NRC debate we are on! https://t.co/kJNS7hVXMH
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) January 2, 2020
Sharing the news report, prominent social activist Kavita Krishnan urged Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and actress Priyanka Chopra to speak up on the torture. Both of them are prominent faces for working for the child.
India, not long ago, was angry at rape.
Madarsa schoolboys of a UP, tortured by @UPPolice suffered rectal bleeding.
What do you think causes rectal bleeding?
If after this, you choose silence @priyankachopra @k_satyarthi, you lose the right to speak for kids. @UNICEF @NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/Y1Qjmg3eK4
— Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) January 1, 2020
The Supreme Court , recently, took suo moto cognisance of the sheer number of cases of child rape under POCSO. The court must also take cognisance of the crimes being reported out of U.P. and order a court-monitored investigation into these horrific crimes against children. https://t.co/P080BdLLSI
— Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) January 1, 2020
How can orphan kids get ‘Rectal Bleeding’ in police torture?
It amounts to RAPE of Children, reminding NIRBHAYA incident. There must be judicial inquiry. It is CRIME against humanity, not permissible even during war.
Which country should tolerate this?https://t.co/xTVHV2nViu
— Jyoti Yadav (@jyotiyadaav) January 2, 2020