India rejects UN rights official’s remark on Teesta Setalvad’s arrest

“We have seen a comment by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the legal action against Teesta Setalvad and two other persons.

Published: 30th June 2022 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2022 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

Activist Teesta Setalvad (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Dismissing the remarks by the UN Human Rights office over the arrest of Teesta Setalvad as “completely unwarranted”, India on Wednesday said they “constitute an interference” in the country’s independent judicial system.

“We have seen a comment by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights regarding the legal action against Teesta Setalvad and two other persons. The remarks are completely unwarranted and constitute interference in India’s independent judicial system,’” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said in a statement.

The MEA said authorities in India act against violations of law, strictly in accordance with established judicial processes. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, commenting on arrest of Mohammed Zubair, said that journalists should not be jailed for what they write, tweet or say. 



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  • R RAMACHANDRAN

    In this country there is no independent and impartial judicial system. Existing judicial system is functioning in the manner of depriving fundamental rights in so far have-nots
    1 month ago reply
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