The judicial system has forcibly released three students who were accused by the police of inciting anti-Muslim riots in Delhi in February 2020 without evidence.
In the absence of evidence to instigate the outbreak of anti-Muslim riots in February 2020, three young union members were released on Thursday, June 17. The riots caused 53 deaths and hundreds of injuries in communities in the northeastern part of the Indian capital. Natasha Narwal, Devangan Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha have been imprisoned under a law to prevent terrorism since May 2020. According to the decision of the Delhi High Court, they were released on bail on Tuesday, June 15 but were unable to return home as soon as possible. plan. In fact, the Delhi police have asked the judge to issue them exit certificates within eight days and have time to verify their addresses and their respective ID cards.
“Once a bail order is issued, it cannot be obstructed for administrative or ministerial reasons. If it is a verification issue, the police will know exactly where the defendant lives because their address is part of the indictment”, One of the defense lawyers protested. The Delhi police, under the direct supervision of the Ministry of the Interior at the federal level, also appealed to the Supreme Court to release the three activists.
Without waiting for the latter’s judgment scheduled for Friday, the Delhi High Court sternly raised its tone and demanded that on Thursday, “Publish Now” Of the three defendants, she finally got it in the evening. Shortly after 7 pm, Natasha Narwar, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha appeared at the exit of Tihar prison in the western suburbs of Delhi. It is claimed to be the largest prison in South Asia, with 10,000 places.
The three-day showdown that just took place allowed people to understand the sensitivity of this issue and its possible impact on Narendra Modi’s Indian nationalist government. The magistrate in the capital emphasized,“None of the three defendants have been explicitly charged with terrorist acts, terrorist financing, or conspiracy to commit terrorist acts or acts of preparing to commit terrorist acts.”. they think “In order to suppress all dissent, the state has blurred the line between the right of demonstration guaranteed by the Constitution and terrorist activities.”.
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