Social worker Varavara Rao has been found to be Corona positive. Rao’s health condition has shifted him from Taloja jail to JJ Hospital. Last month, more than three and a half hundred celebrities of the country including lyricists Javed Akhtar and Naseeruddin Shah wrote to the government demanding immediate release of a dozen social workers, including Rao.

Varavara Rao

Noted social worker and 80-year-old Varvara Rao, besides Sudha Bhardwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalvez, Shoma Sen, Mahendra Raut, Sudhir Dhavalay, Arun Ferreira, Surendra Gadling and Rona Wilson While demanding immediate release of these celebrities. Then the letter said that 80-year-old Varavara Rao, who was detained, was seriously ill.

Last month, over 375 eminent personalities, including noted lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar, actor Naseeruddin Shah and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, demanded the release of about a dozen social workers, in view of the growing outbreak of Corona across the country.

These celebrities appealed publicly to the Government of India, requesting that political prisoners be released on bail on the basis of the present circumstances in the country in view of the Corona crisis.

These celebrities immediately expressed concern over the health of many others, including social workers Varvara Rao, Sudha Bhardwaj, Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalvez, Shoma Sen, Arun Ferreira, Surendra Gadling, Mahendra Raut, Sudhir Dhavalay and Rona Wilson Demand for release

Worker is not a criminal

In June last month, a statement issued by more than 375 celebrities said that many of these social activists, eminent scholars, writers and poets, worked for the welfare of poor people and marginalized people of India for decades. Have done They were converted into political prisoners, and imprisoned.

While requesting the government in the statement, it was further stated that despite the death of some prisoners of Maharashtra from Corona and several others found to be Corona positive, these social workers are not being granted bail. These workers have not been convicted, nor are they making any plans to flee the country or escape the law. In such a situation, we demand that they be given bail immediately on humanitarian grounds, because their lives are in danger if the corona epidemic spreads across the country.

Naseeruddin, Prakash Raj, Romila Thapar also included

Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Anurag Kashyap, Romila Thapar, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Amol Palekar, Soumitra Chatterjee, Naseeruddin Shah, Nandita Das, TM Krishna, Aparna Sen, Ratna Pathak Shah, in a statement demanding the release of several social activists in jails Prakash Raj, Nayantara Sehgal, Amitav Ghosh, Arundhati Roy, Mallika Sarabhai, Indira Jaisingh, Harsh Mandher and Aruna Roy were signed.

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