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Young lawyers are taking up the cudgels for detainees and riot victims

A group of young lawyers is educating protesters about their rights, assisting detainees, and now helping Delhi's riot victims rebuild their lives, all services pro bono

Ritwik Sharma 

Help desks manned by lawyers from the Delhi Waqf Board as well as those from the Supreme Court Bar Association are visible at a government relief camp in the Eidgah and along the main road in Mustafabad. However, it’s an informal group of lawyers, which calls itself Lawyers for Detainees, that has been leading the rebuilding efforts.

The riots that ravaged Northeast Delhi early last week left over 50 people dead, a majority of them Muslims. Lawyers for Detainees has so far set up three legal aid camps in Mustafabad. Many Muslims who fled from Shiv Vihar, one of the worst hit ...

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First Published: Fri, March 06 2020. 22:13 IST
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