Student leaders arrested in Delhi riots case released on bail


New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that there is a difference between ‘constitutionally guaranteed right to protest’ and terrorist activity. The court had granted bail to three student leaders who were arrested a year ago in connection with the riots in Delhi following protests against the controversial Citizenship Act.

Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalitha, and Asif Iqbal Tanha, a student of Jamia Millia Islamia, were arrested by the UAPA in May 2020 on charges of conspiracy. Earlier, the trial court had denied them bail. This morning, a high court bench comprising Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup Jayaram Bhambhani granted bail to three persons on personal bond and Rs 50,000 each. The court also asked that the passport be handed over to the court and that he refrain from any illegal activities and not obstruct the investigation.