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Hathras victim's family in court alleging 'illegal confinement'

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Allahabad High Court, Image credit: PTI

Prayagraj : The grieving family of Hathras victim has filed a petition in Allahabad High Court alleging they are illegally confined by the district administration.

The habeas corpus writ petition, filed on behalf of her family, requested the court to direct the administration to allow them to move out of their house.The petition is listed on October 8 for hearing.

Om Prakash, the father of the victim, along with her mother, two brothers and two more family members, has filed the petition.

The petition alleges that on September 29 the petitioners were illegally confined in their house by the district administration and since then they are not being allowed to meet anyone.

It further said "though, at a later stage, a few people were allowed to meet the petitioners, the district administration is still not allowing them (the petitioners) to move out of their house at free will".

They were being prevented from meeting or communicating freely, thereby their right to freedom of speech and expression, as well as the right to receive information, is being violated, according to the petition.

In the petition, one Surender Kumar, claiming himself to be the national general secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Valmiki Mahapanchayat, has stated that he was approached by the petitioners by telephone and on behalf of them he has filed the petition.

The habeas corpus writ petition is filed before the high court when a person is illegally detained.

This report from IANS has been edited

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