Jamia Student Safoora Zargar Who Was Charged Under UAPA Granted Bail, Twitter In Splits

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On Tuesday, the Delhi High Court granted bail to the Jamia Milia Islamia students Safoora Zargar who was arrested in February for instigating violence in the National Capital. This time, the center did not oppose the bail on humanitarian ground.

Lawyer Tushar Mehta who was appearing for the Centre told Justice Rajiv Shakdher that the center has no problem with Safoora getting bail on humanitarian grounds as long as he does not engage in activities for which she was arrested in the first place. The Judge further directed Safoora to not get involved in activities that would hinder the investigation and also told that she would have to seek the permission of the court if she has to leave Delhi.


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Courtesy: The Statesman

30-year-old Safoora who is five months pregnant was asked to sign a personal bond of Rs. 10,000. She has to contact the investigating officer once every 15 days. The court also said that the bail order may not be cited as a precedence in this or any other case. Safoora is booked under Unlawful activities prevention act for making an inflammatory speech that supposedly led to the violence and rioting in North East Delhi that took the lives of 53 people.

While one section of social media erupted in joy, the other section slammed the court for granting the bail. Here’s how social media reacted.