From here we demand the immediate freedom of Professor GN Saibaba and all political prisoners of India, as well as the end of the Genocide Operation “Green Hunt.”
Answer given by Vice-President Mogherini
on behalf of the Commission
As a signatory to major international human rights conventions and given its commitment to the United Nations (UN), the Republic of India has made constant efforts to progress with regard to respect for human rights and democratic principles. In connection with its membership in the UN Human Rights Council and most recently in the context of its third Universal Periodic Review, with strong participation of the EU Member States, it has pledged further action to improve the human rights situation and to fulfil its human rights obligations, with a particular emphasis on socio-economic development and the eradication of poverty.
The EU continues to follow the case of professor Saibaba convicted by sessions court in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra in March 2017. As Professor Saibaba lodged an appeal against the verdict with the Nagpur High Court, the case is still sub judice. The EU has been raising the case on humanitarian grounds with the Indian authorities. ”