Read full text of Kerala's HC's judgment stating being Maoist is not a crime
news Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 05:30
In a landmark judgment last weel, the Kerala High Court declared that "being a Maoist is of no crime crime". The court was hearing a petition on the case of the arrest of Shyam Balakrishnan, who was stripped-searched by the police on suspicion of being a Maoist. "It is the activities of the Maoists which have to be curbed if it affronts to the law of the land. But, the State moved to nab the Maoist like a predator vying for prey. This is nothing but disguised aberration of law in the cloth of uniform and the protector has become the aggressor," the court observed. Read the full judgment at LiveLaw.