In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government amended the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, allowing authorities to categorize individuals as terrorists.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The three student activists were not released from the jail on time citing lack of verification details of their addresses and sureties.
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.
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.
Tanha's mother, Jahan Ara, was up the whole night on Monday and was praying for her son's release, his father said.
Rules invoking stringent UAPA against them in connection with the Delhi riots was illegal
In the bail orders of Narwal and Kalita, it also observed that “if such blurring gains traction, democracy would be in peril.”
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.
‘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.
The three accused were arrested in May last year in connection with the riots in north east Delhi.
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.