Mainstream, VOL52, No. 22, May 24, 2014
Friday 23 May 2014, by
On May 12 Mukul Sinha, a tireless crusader for justice and just causes, breathed his last in Ahmedabad. Mukul was a scientist and a scientist-activist who in mid-life took up a new roles as a public interest lawyer and labour activist to fight long legal battles for many just causes, particularly for victims of communal violence, encounter killings and unjust labour practices in Gujarat.
After obtaining a Master’s degree from the the IIT Kanpur, Mukul Sinha joined the presti-gious Physical Research Laboratory where he was soon involved in a struggle to save the livelihoods of arbitrarily sacked employees. This struggle led to the formation of a federation of employees of scientific and technical institutes.
Mukul Sinha was instinctively drawn towards taking up the most just causes, inclu-ding the most difficult and challenging cases. Many such causes were helped and salvaged by his fearless and dedicated commitment.
His work, helped greatly by the many-sided and invaluable support of his wife Nirjhari, will be remembered for long because of its great democratic role in helping those causes which most needed such support. This work helped to expose very powerful persons and was carried out in very difficult conditions.
Mukul Sinha played a leading role in forming the Jan Sangarsh Manch and held out the vision of a new socialist movement.
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