‘Right to protest Not ‘ terrorist act’s under UAPA ‘: Delhi High court finds no Prima facie case against Asif iqbal tanha, Natasha narwal & Devangana kalita

The delhi High court has found that offences under the unlawful activities prevention act (UAPA) are not made out prima facie against student leaders Asif iqbal tanha, Natasha narwal and Devangana kalita in the delhi riots conspiracy case.

The delhi Police had filed chargesheet against them alleging that the protest organized by them against the citizenship amendment Act from december 2019 were part of a ” Larger conspiracy ” Behind the North East Delhi communal riots

Which took place in the last week of February. ” … .  Thr right to protest is not outlawed and cannot be termed as a ‘ terrorist act ‘ within the meaning of the UAPA, unless of course the ingredients of the offences under section 15, 17 and / or 18 of the UAPA are clearly discernible from the factual allegations contained in charge – sheet and the material filed there with” .

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