Umar Khalid and several others have been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), a stringent anti-terror law, and are accused of being the "masterminds" of the February 2020 riots in the national capital which had left 53 people dead and over 700 injured.
The Delhi High Court, which was hearing the police’s plea challenging the trial court order has extended stay on it until next date of hearing in November this year.
Quashing four of the FIRs, the Delhi High Court held that there cannot be a second FIR and fresh investigation for the same cognisable offence, the high court said.
The event, organised by former Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay, was meant to be a rally against "colonial-era laws" as part of the 'Bharat Jodo Andolan'.
Entities like Facebook, which has around 270 million users in India, have to remain accountable to those who entrust them with such power, the Supreme Court said.
The apex court rejected the plea of Facebook India VP Ajit Mohan against summons issued by Delhi Assembly’s Peace and Harmony committee in connection with the 2020 riot probe.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat will hear the arguments on the plea on July 12.
In an interview with Outlook, student activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita discuss their arrest and bail, the use of UAPA on protesters and the future of the anti-CAA movement
Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha tells Outlook why he feels UAPA is being used to silence voices of dissent, the future of the anti-CAA movement and the ‘mental torture’ he underwent in Tihar.
The Supreme Court has said that reading down of UAPA may have pan-India ramifications.
The recent judgments of the Delhi High Court releasing on bail, three university students charged under UAPA can be classified as a rare act of judicial activism
Their friends and family members had gathered outside the jail before their release.
'Very happy with bail order; for many months we couldn't believe we're in jail under such charges,' Natasha said.
Delhi Riot Case: Earlier in the day, the students had moved the Delhi High Court seeking forthwith release from jail saying that they had not been released even after 36 hours of obtaining a bail order.
Delhi riots: In a fresh plea in the high court, they have said that even after 36 hours of passing of the bail order they have not yet been released from jail.
'You haven't done anything wrong. You have protested against CAA. Go and answer the questions bravely,' Devangana's mother told her
The Delhi High Court Tuesday granted bail to Devangana Kalita, Natasha Narwal and Asif Iqbal Tanha in connection with a case pertaining to the northeast Delhi riots
Tahir Hussain was arrested on March 16, 2020, for his alleged involvement in various crimes during the Northeast Delhi riots last year
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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