On “humanitarian grounds”, pregnant Safoora Zargar , a student of Jamia Millia University finally gets bail today. Pertaining to a case related to the Delhi violence in which she fiercely led the group too. She was charged and thus, arrested under an anti-terror law. On April 10, on conspiracy charges over the riots that broke out in February Safoora Zargar, 27, during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, she was granted bail but rearrested. Her arrest provoked strong condemnation from students and activists and sharply divided social media cause of her pregnancy.

She has been instructed by the Delhi High Court not to get involved in activities that may hamper the investigation. She also cannot leave Delhi without permission.

As formality, Ms Zargar has to stay in touch with an Investigating Officer on the phone at least once in 15 days and also furnish a personal bond of Rs 10,000.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the police, did not oppose her bail on humanitarian grounds seeing that she is five months pregnant. Mr Mehta said she can be released on regular bail on humanitarian grounds but a decision had not been taken on the merits of the case and should not be made a precedent although the Delhi Police opposed her bail plea on Monday stating that the severity of her offence is in no manner mitigated by the fact of her pregnancy.

 

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