Dalit labour activist Shiv Kumar gets bail in all three cases

Shiv Kumar, a Dalit labour-rights activist and president of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, has got bail from a Local Court in Sonepat District in Haryana in all three cases registered against him.

Kumar was “illegally” detained on 16 January when he was participating in the farmers’ protests in Sonipat, Haryana. He was arrested on 23 January, on the basis of three different FIRs that also name Nodeep Kaur, another Dalit labour activist who was arrested and has accused the police of custodial violence.

Shiv Kumar and Nodeep Kaur were arrested during their protest against the harassment of factory workers in the Kundli Industrial Area in Sonepat.

Kumar had faced severe custodial torture at the hands of the Haryana Police, his father Rajbir said to Maktoob.