The order which led to the release of the activist on bail is not a precedent, warned the apex court while hearing the appeal. But it shall set the stage for a lively debate to define the limits of protest in UAPA cases, investigated by the NIA.
The plea states that if the said Order is implemented and citizenship is given to persons on the basis of their religion, and, thereafter, if this Hon’ble Court strikes down the Amendment Act and rules, whereby the act of providing citizenship on the basis of religion is declared void.
A three-judge bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian clarified that the observations in the High Court order will not affect the prosecution of the criminal cases.
The Delhi High Court has sought a reply from the Delhi Police on the plea of Devangana Kalita, a JNU student and activist of the Pinjara Tod Activist. Kalita, who is accused of rioting in northeast Delhi in February 2020, has asked for a copy of the video of the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by Delhi Government, challenging the Delhi High Court order allowing bail to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita, in connection with the Delhi riots that took place earlier this year.
The Delhi High Court today granted bail to Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in February.