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'Binayak Sen's opposition to Salwa Judum made him a target'

PTI  Jaipur, January 02, 2011
First Published: 19:26 IST(2/1/2011) | Last Updated: 19:28 IST(2/1/2011)

Rights activist, Binayak Sen's opposition to Salwa Judum, an anti Naxalite force promoted by the Chattisgarh government and state repression made him a target of the authorities, his wife Ilina claimed on Sunday.

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"I have faith in the judiciary of the country....but I would say that the conviction of Sen would be a blot on the judiciary," Ilina said in Jaipur, during an interaction with rights activists.

"Binayak Sen and his family members are suffering today but implication of the case would go beyond this. Vague charges were framed against Sen and our logical explanation and evidences were not considered," she alleged.

Ilina said Sen opposed Salwa Judum and raised his voice against state repression and became the target of the state government. Sen, Naxal ideologue Narayan Sanyal and Kolkata businessman Piyush Guha were found guilty of sedition and sentenced to life by a Raipur court last month.


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