Why the Delhi HC granting bail to 3 student activists booked under UAPA matters

Jun 17, 12:30 AM

The significance of the Delhi High Court granting bail to three student activists, raising concerns about the case against them, and calling out the misuse of UAPA.

On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court granted bail to three student activists – Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha. All of them have been accused by the Delhi Police of conspiracy to plan riots and destabilise the government in the guise of anti-CAA and anti-NRC protests, and have been booked under the stringent UAPA act.

While granting bail, the court raised serious concerns regarding the case against them, called out the misuse of UAPA, and pulled up the special court that had previously denied bail to the activists.

In this episode, Indian Express’ (IE) Anand Mohan J and Apurva Vishwanath, talk about the High Court’s order, its significance, and whether it could affect UAPA cases in the future.

Also, IE’s Aranya Shankar talks about how the parents of these students have reacted to this news.