Nodeep Kaur, Dalit Labour Activist Arrested For Protest At Delhi Border, Granted Bail
Dalit labour activist Nodeep Kaur, who arrested on January 12 from a labourers' protest at Kundli border point, was today granted bail by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in an attempt to murder case. She has been lodged in a Karnal jail in Haryana. Ms Kaur had accused the police of sexual assault under custody, but the allegation was denied by authorities.
Ms Kaur was arrested over a labour protest demanding higher wages, which coincided with the ongoing farmers' agitation against three new central laws and was also in solidarity with it. The Kundli border point between Delhi and Haryana is among the many where the protesting farmers have camped up over the past many months.
Following arrest, the Muktsar native faced a slew of charges: murder, extortion, theft, rioting, unlawful assembly, extortion, and criminal intimidation. She was later granted bail in two cases of extortion and criminal intimidation.
On Wednesday, the court had adjourned her case upon finding that all her medical reports had not been placed on record by the state. The court had earlier registered a suo motu case over her "illegal confinement".