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Delhi violence: Police arrest two Pinjra Tod members for anti-CAA protest in February

Delhi violence: Police arrest two Pinjra Tod members for anti-CAA protest in February


The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested two members of Pinjra Tod, a women’s rights collective, in connection with the protests opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act in North East Delhi’s Jafrabad area in February, PTI reported.

A group of around 500 people, mostly women, protested outside the Jafrabad metro station against the amended law. On February 23, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kapil Mishra held a rally in favour of the Citizenship Act. He had also given the Delhi Police a three-day ultimatum to clear the protests. A day later, communal violence engulfed North East Delhi, leaving at least 53 people dead and hundreds injured over the next three days.

According to the first information report, the arrested women have been identified as Natasha and Divyangana. The women’s rights collective is accused of organising the protests at the Jafrabad metro station, India Today reported. The arrested members are scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

Natasha Narwal and Divyangana Kalita are students of Jawaharlal Nehru University and founding members of Pinjra Tod, The Indian Express reported. “An FIR regarding the Jafrabad sit-in protest had been registered earlier,” an unidentified police officer told the newspaper. “The women have been arrested under Indian Penal Code Sections 186 [obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions] and 353 [assault...

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