Kedar Singh Jindan
HRDA has issued an urgent appeal to the National Human Rights Commission of India on 22nd October, regarding the brutal murder of RTI activist and Dalit lawyer Mr. Kedar Singh Jindan. Mr. Kedar Singh Jindan was a practising lawyer at the Himachal Pradesh High Court and has been actively working on cases for the marginalised communities, especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and also the economically weaker section of the Rajput and other communities.
Jindan who was based in Shimla had arrived at his native village in Paab where his brothers resided. He along with his relative went to the Block Primary Education Office (BPEO) on the morning of September 7, 2018. Jindan was brutally beaten up on his head with an iron rod by the prime accused Jai Prakash, who then ran over Jindan’s head with his car thrice and mutilated his face in broad daylight while many villagers were watching the murder. Then Jai Prakash himself called up the Deputy Superintendent of Police and told that a person fell in front of car and got injured and tried to frame this as an accident.
HRDA prayed for thorough investigation and to take immediate actions on the perpetrators of the case.