New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has granted bail to activist Devangana Kalita in a case related to the February 2020 violence in north-east Delhi. The high court has also granted bail to two other activists Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha in the same case. Devangana, a resident of Assam, was booked under the Stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Delhi riots case.
The trio was granted bail by a bench of Delhi High Court Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani. On February 24, 2020, communal violence erupted in northeast Delhi following clashes between supporters and protesters of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), killing at least 53 people and injuring 200. It has been said that the bail is under personal bond of Rs 50,000 and two local bailees.
As per the bail conditions, all three should submit their passports and not indulge in activities that may disturb the matter. While Devangana Kalita and Narwal are members of women's rights group Cage Tod Collective, Tanha jamia is a student of Millia Islamia University. Narwal and Kalita are PhD scholars at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).