6-year-old arrestedPosted: October 24, 2008
The six-year-old niece of detained Hindraf leader P Uthayakumar was with 11 people arrested when they attempted to submit a letter at Prime Minister Department’s office in Putrajaya today.
“We were trying to obtain permission from the security guards for Vwaishhnnavi to submit her letter. They said that we were from Hindraf, but we insisted that we were ‘concerned Indians’ who were accompanying Vwaishnnavi,” Jayathas when contacted.
“The appeal letter (in Vwaishhnnavi’s handwriting) asked the prime minister to release her uncle, (and other Hindraf leaders as well as) RPK (blogger Raja Petra Kamaruddin), among other ISA detainees,” said Shanti.
“She said that Deepavali would not mean anything to her and all Malaysians, if they are not released.”
Shanti said the letter also included an invitation for Abdullah to attend the family’s ‘open house’ in conjunction with Deepavali.
“(Vwaishhnnavi) wrote that she would be waiting with flowers and cakes,” she added.
What are they doing, arresting a 6-year-old?
Under what claims? For what reasons? A 6-year-old!
The 11 who were arrested insisted that they were merely ‘concerned Indians’, but the police insisted that they were Hindraf members.
If that is the case, would any group of people more than 3 who just so happen to be Indian, now be classified as Hindraf?
But seriously, why arrest a 6-year-old child? What did she do? Write the letter? Invite the PM to an open house?
Where’s the compassion?