Monday, February 26, 2024

Laal Wunnar | Documentary on Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani

Geelani goes on to become one of the best human rights defenders of his time. He campaigned for prisoners, vulnerable communities, and individuals. Photo: Shaheen Abdulla/Maktoob

Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani was a professor at Zakir Hussain College, Delhi University. He was convicted for his alleged role in the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and sentenced to death by the trial court. Later, Delhi High Court acquitted him of all draconian charges in 2003, after 18 months of imprisonment.

Geelani goes on to become one of the best human rights defenders of his time. He campaigned for prisoners, vulnerable communities, and individuals.

Geelani died on 24 October 2019 at the age of 50, leaving behind a legacy of resistance against wrongful incarceration.

A documentary by Shaheen Abdulla, Madhuraj Kumar, Farkhanda Ashfaq, and Babrah Tabassum Naikoo.

Footage courtesy: AP News, Dalit Camera

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Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla
Shaheen Abdulla is the Associate Creative Editor of Maktoob. Shaheen studies convergent journalism in Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
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