Vineeta Gupta facing intensified harassment from governmnt
Dr. Vineeta Gupta
is General Secretary of Insaaf International, a Punjab-based human rights
group committed to social justice, where she works on efforts to disclose
the harmful effects of World Bank user fees on health care. Dr. Gupta
is a board member of the Center for Economic Justice and a member of the
World Bank Bonds Boycott International Citizens' committee.
As a result of her human rights work, she has received a great deal of
harassment from the Government of India and the state of Punjab. In recent
weeks, this harassment has intensified. Insaaf International and Center
for Economic Justice demand a complete stop to further harassment, forgery,
and vicious threats to Dr. Vineeta Gupta's life, family, and property.
Furthermore, these organizations appeal to all national and international
bodies and individuals to voice their concern against the illegal detention
and victimization of Dr. Gupta and protest the raid on the hospital where
she works. We demand that the Indian government ensure the safety of Dr.
Gupta and appeal for action against the guilty. -- Insaaf International