APCR to give Rs 5 lakh financial aid to Amir who spent 14 yrs in jail on 'false' terror charges
OT, September 19, 2012 12:21 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Okhla
Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR) that has its headquarters in Okhla has decided to provide financial support of Rs 5, 00,000 (five lakh) to Mohammad Amir Khan, a victim of war against terror (WAT).
Amir, 30, son of late Mohd Hashim resident of Azad Market, New Delhi 6, was arrested by the Delhi Police on February 20, 1998 from Azad Market and implicated in 17 cases of bomb blasts in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and after 14 years of horrific detention he was released on January 9, 2012 as innocent, according to the APCR.
In this long period of struggle he lost his father and his mother also got paralyzed and after the release, he is trying to restart his life with new enthusiasm, said the APCR.
The APCR has organized Honor ceremony at Jamaat-E-Islami (Hind) headquarters Dawat Nagar on September 20 at about 3:30 PM, claimed APCR head Akhlaq Ahmad.
He told OKHLA TIMES that with this money we aim to help him rehabilitate his family.
“The project to help Amir was floated five months ago. And through these months we were able to raise this much money,” he said.
After his release, Amir addressed many gatherings where he recounted his days behind the bars. He works with a Left-leaning organization ANHAD on a salary of Rs 15,000 and is to get married soon, said a source.
Earlier, the Varanasi-based People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) had honoured him with the Jan Mitra Award that had carried a cash prize of Rs 60,000.
It is understood that other religious and social organizations will come forward to provide him more financial assistance. Amir resides in a one-room house in Azad market with his mother.
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