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Please sign the Petition for Abdul Nasar Maudany and ensure his speedy release


Abdul Nasar Maudany, a Muslim religious scholar and the founder of People's Democractic Party (PDP), Kerala has been in Bangalore Jail since August 2010 for his alleged role in the Bangalore blasts of 2008. He was incarcerated using the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has been refused bail several times by the Karnataka High Court in the past few months. When the plea reached the Supreme Court this May it was further referred to a new Bench following differences between the two judges.

While Justice Markandey Katju, who headed the bench held that there was not sufficient evidence against Maudany and that he should be granted bail, Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra, opined that the phone calls (untaped) that Maudany made to some of those allegedly involved in the blast was enough evidence against him. Eventually on May 13 the new Bench denied bail to Maudany.

This is a clear repetition of his earlier history when he was wrongfully confined to the four walls of prison for almost ten years from 1998 to 2008 without being granted bail, for his alleged role in the Coimbatore blasts. At the end of these ten years Maudany was released without any charges being proved against him!

(see petition for more)