‘Govt denying us our right to protest’
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