Amnesty condemns police crackdown in Hyderabad Universitytext_fields
New Delhi: Condemning the police crackdown on peacefully protesting students and faculty members of University of Hyderabad (UoH), Amnesty International India has demanded their immediate release.
“Violence against protesting students in a university cannot under any circumstance be justified,” said Aakar Patel, Executive Director at Amnesty International India, in a press release.
“Allegations of sexual violence and threats by the police to women students must be investigated and those suspected of being responsible must be prosecuted,” Aakar said.
“Any protesters who can legitimately be charged for acts of violence or vandalism must be prosecuted and tried in proceedings which meet international fair trial standards,” he said.