Christian groups take part in candlelight protest to free Binayak Sen

Christian groups on Tuesday, Jan. 4, will take part in a candlelight protest in support of Dr. Binayak Sen who was recently sentenced to life imprisonment by a Raipur court.

The protest at India Gate, Delhi will condemn the Dec. 24 verdict sentencing the renowned rights activist and will also demand the protection of human rights defenders across the country. Incidentally, January 4 also marks the 61st birthday of Dr. Sen.

“It is tragic that a great republic such as India doesn’t have a sufficiently strong civil society and civil liberty mass movements which are required to monitor fault lines and lacunae in the administration of justice,” observed Dr. John Dayal, secretary general of the All India Christian Council (aicc)

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