- JNU and Jamia students accused of participating in the Delhi riots case have been given bail
- Two students, Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal are from JNU, and Iqbal Tanha is from Jamia
- The Delhi riots had killed about 53 people in the northeast part of Delhi.
Three students who had been arrested in lieu of unlawful activities during the Delhi riots case were released on bail on 15th June. Two of the students, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, had been students of JNU, and Iqbal Tanha was a student of Jamia Millia Islamia University. These students were accused of being involved in the northeast Delhi riots which had been carried out during February 2020. The three students were arrested under the stringent act of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
Three Accused Students Of Delhi Riots Case
These three students were arrested during May last year in relation to the Delhi riots case which had claimed the lives of 53 people in violence. The entire social media has been divided into two, where some citizens are claiming that it was wrong to let go of these people who have been incriminated in the acts of violence, while others have taken a sympathetic stance as they believe that the three young students have been accused falsely.
Let Us Do A Fact Check!
During the Delhi riots case last year, the nation had to see a huge uprising where the minorities fled helter-skelter from the majority classes. It was indeed very sad to see how the politicians were taking advantage of the situation to lock up the voices of dissent, and moreover, did nothing to curb the violence. According to most of the news sources, there is no particular evidence against the three students and they have been arrested simply on the basis of suspicion. The same had been seen when the draconian UAPA laws had been used against the activists like Umar Khalid and Dr. Kafil Khan.
Natasha Narwal’s Tragedy
It is to be noted that one of the activists, Natasha Narwal, lost her father, Mahavir Narwal to covid earlier this year. Natasha had been given interim bail for one day to see the funeral rites of her father. She had asked for bail when he was sick with the virus but the authorities did not comply. This was just a month ago.
What do you think about Delhi High Court’s decision? Do you think this news is something to be rejoiced or rather condemned? Let us know your views on the Delhi riots case in the comment section.
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