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Indian protesters demand release of anti-modi activists

Protesters in Mumbai, India's financial capital, were arrested on Monday on Monday for counterfeit documents about anti-Islamic riots by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Requested the release of critics. According to police documents seen by Reuters, Teesta Setalvad was accused of guiding witnesses, forging documents and creating evidence in a case related to the riots in Gujarat when Modi was Prime Minister. There is.

I couldn't immediately ask Setalvad's lawyer for comment.

Modi was accused of not being able to stop the riot when at least 1,000 people died under his supervision. He denied the accusation and was falsely accused in an investigation by the Supreme Court of India in 2012. Last week, the Supreme Court dismissed another petition suspicious of his immunity.

FILE - Indian civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad (C), secretary for the Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), is celebrated at an event in a Muslim-dominated area of Ahmedabad on June 2, 2016.
File-Indian Civil Rights Activist Tista Setalbird (C), Secretary Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) will be celebrated at an event held on June 2, 2016 in a Muslim-controlled area of ​​Ahmedabad.

Lead rights activist Setalbird was detained by Gujarat police from her residence in Mumbai on Saturday, taken to a neighboring state and officially arrested. He was detained by the police until July 2.

"Activists like her don't mean that courts should be behind the bar," protester Noordin Nyke told Reuters.

Protesters with Setalvad placards and posters shouted slogans to Modi and his party, the BJP.

Meanwhile, "Teesta" was the most popular topic on Twitter on Monday.

Her arrest was also criticized internationally, and UN Special Rapporteur Mary Laura said she was "deeply concerned" about the detention of Setalbad.

"Tista is a strong voice against hatred and discrimination. Defending human rights is not a crime. I call for her release and the end of persecution by the Indian state," she tweeted. Stated.