‘Govt deny­ing us our right to protest’

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

Ra­jku­mar Singh, 57, res­i­dent of Loni in Ghaziabad, has been on an in­def­i­nite protest at Jan­tar Man­tar since Oc­to­ber, 2015. Singh, his wife, and their 22-year-old men­tally chal­lenged son had been sit­ting on the road near Par­lia­ment Street po­lice sta­tion for two years, be­fore be­ing re­moved on Mon­day. The fam­ily has been seek­ing jus­tice for their older son, who was al­legedly mur­dered by his busi­ness part­ner in 2013. “In­stead of lis­ten­ing to our plight and en­sur­ing jus­tice, the gov­ern­ment is try­ing to de­prive us from even the right to protest.” Singh rued. “The mur­der­ers of my son have forcibly oc­cu­pied our home. We have been silently protest­ing here. I pull rick­shaw through­out the day to feed my fam­ily and to buy medicine for our other son,” he said. The fam­ily, which had adopted two street dogs in the area, is wor­ried about them as well. “Who will take care of them now?” asked Singh’s wife Shobha. The fam­ily does not plan to move to the Ramlila Maidan. “Who will pay such a high charge? We have al­ready suf­fered a lot,” Singh said.

Ra­jku­mar Singh and his wife Shobha

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