Behind Bars


SHOMA SEN


Founder of Stree Chetna which works for women’s right and against dowry cases, Shoma Sen is a professor of English at the Nagpur University. Her Left-leaning activities have turned out to be a thorn in the side for the government and it has led to her arrest on fake charges.

SHOMA SEN


Founder of Stree Chetna which works for women’s right and against dowry cases, Shoma Sen is a professor of English at the Nagpur University. Her Left-leaning activities have turned out to be a thorn in the side for the government and it has led to her arrest on fake charges.


Charges

Location

UAPA

Byculla Jail, Mumbai

Charges:  UAPA

Location:  Byculla Jail, Mumbai


Timeline


April 15, 2021

Shoma Sen moves Bombay High Court challenging her prosecution under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. She says that the case against her is based on unfounded, forged, hearsay evidence that was planted on digital devices belonging to co-accused Rona Wilson, which were “illegally” seized by the police in complete violation of the law.

November 2, 2018

Her bail plea is rejected.

August 30, 2018

June 6, 2018

Nagpur Police raids the home of Shoma Sen and arrests her. She is imprisoned in the Yerwada Women’s Jail, Pune.


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