Asif Iqbal Tanha

India's harsh anti-terror law comes under rare scrutiny

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists. 

published on : 16th August 2021

Delhi HC seeks written submissions from police in Asif Iqbal Tanha's plea concerning media leaks in riots case

Justice Mukta granted two weeks' time to police to give its written submissions and listed the matter for further hearing on September 8.

published on : 11th August 2021

Mission to secure release of other political prisoners: Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha

Tanha, who walked out of Tihar last week after being arrested under the UAPA, met his mother, who had come down from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.

published on : 23rd June 2021

Reading down UAPA may have pan-India ramifications, says SC upholding bail of activists in Delhi riots case

The bench said what is troubling it was that 100 pages of the verdict have been rendered while granting bail and judgement discussed the entire law.

published on : 18th June 2021

Delhi riots: Student activists Natasha, Devangana, Asif released on bail after a year, say their struggles will continue

The order came two days after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Narwal, Kalita and Tanha, who were arrested in May last year under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

published on : 17th June 2021

2020 Delhi riots: Court orders immediate release of JNU and Jamia student activists from jail

The three student activists were not released from the jail on time citing lack of verification details of their addresses and sureties.

published on : 17th June 2021

2020 Delhi riots: Given bail, three students seek forthwith release from jail

Asif Iqbal Tanha and Pinjra Tod activists Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, who were granted bail on June 15 in the north east Delhi riots case.

published on : 17th June 2021

Delhi Police moves Supreme Court against HC order granting bail to student activists in riots cases

Delhi HC granted bail to two JNU students Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita and a Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha saying in its anxiety to suppress dissent.

published on : 16th June 2021

'It feels like Eid today': Asif Iqbal Tanha's family after he gets bail in Delhi riots case

Tanha's mother, Jahan Ara, was up the whole night on Monday and was praying for her son's release, his father said.

published on : 16th June 2021

NE Delhi riots conspiracy case: Here are High Court's significant observations

Rules invoking stringent UAPA against them in connection with the Delhi riots was illegal

published on : 16th June 2021

North East Delhi riots conspiracy case: HC says legitimate dissent a key feature of democracy

In the bail orders of Narwal and Kalita, it also observed that “if such blurring gains traction, democracy would be in peril.”

published on : 16th June 2021

A protest by college students doesn’t shake foundations of our nation: Delhi HC

A protest by college students doesn’t shake the foundations of our nation, said the Delhi High Court which also cautioned the police against the mindless use of the UAPA. 

published on : 16th June 2021

‘UAPA should be nixed’: Activists, experts welcome release of Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal, Asif Iqbal Tanha

Activist Sudhir Katiyar said it is saddening that a regime could stoop so low to destroy lives, but heartening that one of the pillars of the constitutional setup is standing firm. 

published on : 16th June 2021

Asif Iqbal Tanha, Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita get bail in Delhi riots case

The three accused were arrested in May last year in connection with the riots in north east Delhi.

published on : 15th June 2021

Delhi riots: HC order Tuesday on Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha’s bail plea in UAPA case

The counsel had said the accused should not be granted bail as there were statements of protected witnesses in the case which clearly showed the alleged role of Tanha in the conspiracy.

published on : 15th June 2021
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