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High Court Overturns Priya Pillai Offloading, Declares Government Move Undemocratic


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High Court Overturns Priya Pillai Offloading, Declares Government Move Undemocratic

NEW DELHI - The Indian government was handed a symbolic legal rebuke today as the Delhi High Court declared the decision to block Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from traveling to Britain in January 2015 was undemocratic.

Greenpeace India campaigner Priya Pillai said: “We are relieved that the court has cracked down on this undemocratic abuse of power by the government. The bar on my travel was a clear violation of civil rights. If this government is genuine about its promise of inclusive development that benefits all, it needs to work with civil society rather than to suppress it.

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