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‘I’m not a celebrity’

Dr Binayak Sen talks to Ejaz Kaiser after he walked out of jail after spending almost four months on charges of sedition. The Supreme Court granted him bail on On April 15.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2011 00:02 IST
Ejaz Kaiser

How was the moment of reunion with the family?

I am thrilled. I am excited.

Do you regret that Narayan Sanyal and Piyush Guha are still in jail?

After the Supreme Court remark and verdict I am hopeful for them also.

Your experience in jail?

Though I was kept in solitary confinement I was allowed to meet inmates

What is the condition of prisoners?

The infrastructure of the Raipur Central jail is bad, most of the prisoners are not informed about the judicial processes and often do not have access to legal help.

How do you see the SC’s observation that the sedition charge is not applicable in your case?

I see this as a major advancement.

You are a doctor, now you have become a celebrity activist…?

I am not a celebrity. It’s all because of the state and the campaign of people for my cause.

What do you think is the solution to the problems in troubled areas?

Political engagement must take place and military agenda must stop.