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Oct 04, 2011 at 08:37am IST

Jaipur: Police raid civil rights activist Kavita

Jaipur: Civil rights activist Kavita Srivastava's house in Jaipur was raided on Monday morning by the Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh police.

The police raided her properties early in the morning after it was alleged that she was sheltering Maoists.

After the raids, Srivastava wrote an open letter to the media saying that she was being targeted because she supported the struggle for restoration of human rights in the country.

"I have been targeted because they know that I have supported the struggle for restoration of human rights violation in Chhattisgarh and the rest of India. I have, through the PUCL, and other organisations worked against the arbitrary detentions in the State in the name of Maoism. Actually this act was to threaten me," she wrote in her letter.

Srivastava is a prominent member of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) and has led anti-government agitations in the case of Dr Binayak Sen and missing Dalit nurse Bhanwari Devi.

The PUCL is fighting the Right to Food (RTF) campaign in the Supreme Court.