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Human Rights Activist in India Fights for Justice in Gujarat

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Human Rights Activist in India Fights for Justice in Gujarat

Human rights activist Harsh Mander says that India is increasingly detaining Muslim youth without sufficient cause of arrest. In reaction to the July bombings in the Indian state Gujarat, state police arrested ten suspects and recently extended the detention of four of them. Mander stopped by our studios last week to tell us about his efforts to defend the victims of Gujarat and the fight to end hunger and abject poverty in India. Jerome asked Mander to describe his reaction to the Gujarat investigation, which links a local militant group called the Students Islamic Movement of India, or SIMI, to the recent string of violence.

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