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Ghaffar Manzil-based body brings Batla House encounter back to public debate in Okhla

On the eve of Batla House encounter this year on September 19, a social group floated by a journalist has demanded judicial enquiry into the incident.

“Friends in Jamia and elsewhere Please share it! Lest we forget, Lest we forgive: Demand Judicial inquiry into Batla House encounter. On September 19, 2008 Batla House encounter took place, since then renowned human right activists, lawyers and academicians have questioned the manner in which the encounter was carried out, Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association was formed in the aftermath of this encounter and its members were the most vocal voice in demanding a judicial inquiry into the matter.

“Since then JTSA has produced a wide range of literature which counters the State narrative around many similar encounters and has made people think about such extra judicial killings and counter the State narrative.

“As we complete the 9th year of encounter, we demand that judicial inquiry should be initiated in the encounter and truth comes out in public.

“Join us this Sunday to listen to Manisha Sethi, founder and president of JTSA on extra judicial killings and reiterate the demand for judicial investigation into the encounter once again. To confirm your space: Email us at,” said Asad Ashraf, who runs Tehreek-e-Masawat.

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