Economist Jean Dreze & two activists detained in Garhwa, later released

  • | Friday | 29th March, 2019

It was perhaps due to technical reasons as the names of speakers were missing,” Vivek said.The activists alleged police asked them to sign a bond to “avoid arrest”. “We had applied for permission to the circle officer but we did not get any response. “Police did not ask them to sign any bond. On the contrary, they were asked to submit a letter for permission,” she said. “Our meetings often educate people to demand their rights and make them aware of the processes involved,” James Herenj, state convener of NREGA Watch , of which Dreze is a part of, said.Meanwhile, Garhwa SP Shivani Tiwari said the activists were stopped from holding the meeting as they had not obtained permission from the administration.

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