A group of young lawyers from Punjab have found out a legal help desk at the Singhu border to assist arrested farmers also as those believed to be missing.
Five lawyers from the Punjab and Haryana supreme court , aged between 24 and 34, have stationed themselves at the most stage at the protest site to be easily accessible to protesters.
“We are a team of about 150 advocates and are coordinating across all three protest sites. We are currently working with 181 people — of whom 128 are arrested and therefore the rest are believed to be missing. For the arrested people, we are that specialize in their bail and mulaqat,” said Ramandeep Kaur (24), an advocate from Mansa
The legal team said it’s working to determine contact with the families of all those that are either arrested or missing, and are now in-tuned with around 60 families. “We are still performing on it; we are becoming information from their friends who are here and other people who came on an equivalent trolleys as them. We also are going from trolley to trolley to gather information also as spread awareness that our services are available,” said Kaur.
The team has also circulated a helpline number through Kisan Ekta Morcha social media handles and native news channels.
Internet curbs at the border, however, have meant that some work has been affected. “We are coordinating with other members of our team in Punjab for things that need the web . as an example , we can’t access FIRs online here, so we call them and tell them the FIR numbers and that they access them,” said Sukhveer Kaur Brar (27) from Chandigarh.
The Sanyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) claimed a minimum of 21 persons are still missing since Republic Day violence, who are neither mentioned in FIRs nor have they returned home.
We have inquired about 21 such persons… Their families and friends have contacted us. Besides these persons also are not mentioned in FIRs registered by Delhi Police,” claimed Bhangu, who helps the legal team.
SKM has not yet decided to file a police complaint in reference to those they believe are missing. consistent with SKM, 115 persons are arrested by Delhi Police since January 26 and five are granted bail.