Posted: June 20, 2012 in Uncategorized


By Prashant Rahi, Newzfirst

NEW DELHI –   Even as the world outside wonders whether journalist Seema Azad and her husband Vishwavijay deserved the life sentence awarded them by a Sessions Court at Allahabad, reports reached the capital today of a day-long fast in prisons of two states in the country in protest.

Seema Azad, Editor of the currently suspended Hindi political magazine Dastak was arrested in February 2010 on returning to her home town from the World Book Fair, held at Pragati Maidan here with a load of books of her choice. Her choice, according to the UP police, itself was proof that she was a member and active supporter of the then recently banned CPI (Maoist) and of waging war and conspiring against the state.
After a two and a half year trial at the Allahabad District and Sessions Court, she, along with her husband, Vishwavijay alias…

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