The price of protest must not be death

Responding to the death of the 22- year-old farmer Shubhkaran Singh during the ‘Dilli Chalo’ Farmers’ march, Aakar Patel, chair of board at Amnesty International India, said:

“The death of Shubhkaran Singh occurred amid a ruthless crackdown by the state authorities on the farmers protests in India. Authorities must carry out a prompt, effective, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into the cause and circumstances of the death of the protestor, and ensure the suspected perpetrators are brought to justice through fair trials without recourse to death penalty.

Statement and background: The price of protest must not be death

18. April 2024