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Kafeel Khan

Dr. Kafeel Khan

HRD, Doctor

Dr. Kafeel Khan is a medical doctor and human rights defender who has been vocal about the discriminatory Citizenship Amendment Act. The defender came to be known as a whistle-blower in the case of medical negligence which lead to the death of 60 children in the BRD hospitalin Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh in 2017. Dr. Kafeel spent about nine months in jail before he was granted bail.


Human rights defenders in India face a diverse range of attacks and harassment from state and non-state actors alike, including killing, physical assault, arbitrary detention, threats and judicial harassment.