ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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I am a dejected and depressed person today who has suffered a lot at the hands of destiny. I was arrested under TADA (P) Act in March 1991 and released in August 1998. Since my release I have been struggling to find a space in society but have achieved no positive result. Because I was “a convicted person”, people whom I approach keep me at arm’s length. That is my destiny and my struggle is on. My 81 year-old clinically ill father, my mother and my wife and two children have to be looked after.

During the past 10 years, after my release, my parents have been harassed by the Uttar Pradesh police and by the central intelligence agencies for no reason. The sudden appearance of the police at home in my absence or sometimes in my presence has made the life of my family miserable and my 3-year-old son has become the victim of fear psychosis.

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