Covid Spreads But UAPA Comes In The Way Of Jailed Students, Activists
Millennium Post Delhi|May 13, 2021
NORTH-EAST DELHI RIOTS
Arnabjit Sur

NEW DELHI: As jails look to decongesting amid the second wave of Covid-19, student activists charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for purportedly “conspiring to incite” the northeast Delhi riots last year will not be walking out of jail as Covid spreads inside “alarmingly”.

None of these undertrials have been able to get relief in the Special Cell’s “main conspiracy” case, one that has many holes pointed out in numerous media reports. As per High Powered Committee (HPC) conditions, UAPA accused do not meet the criteria to be released from jail on interim bail in light of the Covid threat.

Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid, who recently tested positive for Covid-19, has been granted bail in all but the UAPA case. In the other case where he got bail, the court said the evidence against him was “scanty”.

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