In Bail Conditions, Shaheen Bagh Protesters Told Not to Post Opinions on CAA
Three people arrested from the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protest site at Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh – while clearing it on March 24 morning – are to be released from Tihar Jail on March 30 under certain stringent “conditions” for bail laid out by a local court.
The 11 conditions laid out for bail by the Jitendra Pratap, South East District Metropolitan Magistrate on March 29 include: not posting any opinion regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR) or the National Register of Citizens (NRC) on social media, instant messengers or give any interview regarding this to electronic or print media.
The three men – Taseer Ahmed, Shan Mohammed and Syed Masood Ahmad – were, however, arrested under various sections of Indian Penal Code and the Epidemic Act, including disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant, obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty.
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