Siddique Kappan’s wife writes to CJI seeking immediate release

Siddique Kappan's wife

Siddique Kappan, the Kerala journalist’s life is in extreme danger, says his kappan’s wife Raihanth Kappan. She has written a letter through advocate Will Matthews. The letter addressed to the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana seeks immediate intervention.


The letter states that she seeks immediate intervention of N.V. Ramana towards this case. Through this letter, she requested him to shift Kappan immediately to Mathura jail from Mathura medical College, as his life is in extreme danger there.

kappan’s wife said that, is unable to move and have food. He is unable to go to the toilet for more than 4 days. His condition is critical.

Habeas Corpus

Journalist Siddique Kappan is in the jail for more than 6 months. The Habeas Corpus petition of 6 October, 2020 is still pending after disposing it 7 times.

Presently, Kappan is shifted to Mathura Medical College after he tested positive for COVID-19. Moreover, he is tied to a cot in the hospital like an animal.

Kappan’s Wife

On learning all this, Siddique Kappan’s wife, Raihanth Kappan, wrote a letter through her lawyer, Will Matthews, addressed to the Chief Justice of India, N.V. Ramana. She is seeking his intervention to shift Siddique Kappan from the Mathura Medical College to Mathura Jail as an interim relief.

In her letter to the CJI, she mentioned that Siddique’s life is in extreme danger. She appealed to take immediate corrective steps to save him from untimely death.

Kerala Journalists

Earlier, the Kerala Union of Working Journalists(KUWJ), moved to the Supreme Court. They requested the transfer of Kerala Journalist

to All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), Delhi.

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Kappan’s health condition

The Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) made a plea on 20th April, 2021. They informed that Kappan collapsed in the bathroom with serious injuries. Later on he tested positive for COVID-19 and is presently hospitalized in Mathura Medical College.

Situation in the Jail

“It is reliably believed that more than 50 inmates of Mathura Jail suffering from COVID, with various of scarcities, and even drinking water from the toilet, seriously affecting hygiene, health, all leading to a major disaster in the making. In short, as of today, the life of Mr. Sidhique Kappan is in danger for all reasons”

Police arrest Kappan

The Police arrested the Kerala journalist Kappan when he went to Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. he went to Hathras with his three friends to cover the ground report of the rape case of a Dalit girl, which shook the whole country. Later on, the UP police arrested Kappan and his friends.

The police booked Kappan and his friends under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and  slapped them with sedition cases. Moreover, he was arrested on allegations of creating divisions in castes and disturb the law and order in the state.

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