Eminent lawyer and activist from Ahmedabad, Dr.
Mukul Sinha will deliver the first Shahid Azmi Memorial Lecture
here in the city on 11th February Saturday.
The lecture will be held at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, 5 pm onwards.
Advocate Mukul Sinha, who has unearthed crucial facts about the
Godhra carnage and the post-Godhra anti-Muslim pogrom and
conducted many successful trails of fake encounters, will be
speaking on the topic of, “The Illusion called Secularism”.
Shahid Azmi, a 32 year young lawyer based in Mumbai, was shot dead
by some ‘unidentified’ persons at his office on 11th February
According to his close friends, Shahid was not just another
advocate who practiced law to earn his livelihood. He was a
fearless crusader for justice; ‘he was in love in with the idea of
justice’ as one of his friends describes him.
He was fighting many
terror related cases, including for those falsely accused in the
The lecture will be chaired by noted scholar, Prof. Jairus Banaji,
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
other speakers for the occasion are: Ajit Sahi (Senior Journalist),
Advocate Mihir Desai (Mumbai High Court), Maulana Ghulzar Azmi (Secretary, Jamiat Legal Cell, Maharshtra) and Arif Azmi,
brother of Shahid Azmi.