Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal gets 3-week bail to perform last rites of father


File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement


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New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Monday granted bail to JNU student Natasha Narwal, arrested last year in May in connection with the communal riots in north-east Delhi to perform the last rites of her father who succumbed to COVID-19.

A bench of Justices Siddharth Mridul and A J Bhambhani granted interim bail to Narwal, a Pinjra Tod activist, for three weeks subject to her furnishing of a personal bond of Rs 50,000.

The court granted the relief as her brother is also infected with COVID-19 and the state did not oppose the plea moved by her through advocate Adit S Pujari.

Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage) was founded in 2015 to make hostels and paying guest accommodations less restrictive for women students.


Also read: Jailed Pinjra Tod activist Natasha Narwal’s father Mahavir Narwal dies of Covid-19


 

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