NIA Raids Residences of Over 25 Rights Activists in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on March 31 simultaneously raided the houses of at least 25 prominent human rights, Dalit, women and Adivasi activists in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, alleging that they had connections with Maoists.
According to the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), the raids began in the afternoon and continued till the early hours of Thursday, April 1. Personnel seized phones, computers, laptops, books and papers from the activists….
The PUCL described the raids as a “witch hunt” against activists, and said they have a sinister design to “get activists to stop all work”….