India Reacts Sharply To UN Special Rapporteur’s Remarks On Incarceration of Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita
India in the present day reacted sharply to a UN particular rapporteur expressing concern over the incarceration of pupil activists Natasha Narwal and Devangana Kalita, saying it expects such specialists to respect and have a extra knowledgeable understanding of its authorized proceedings.
Mary Lawlor, Special Rapporteur on the scenario of human rights defenders, tweeted yesterday, “I’m hearing disturbing reports that WHRDs Natasha Narwal and Devangna Kalita have not been released after @DelhiPolice challenged yesterday’s Delhi High Court decision to grant them bail.”
“I find their incarceration following #antiCAA protests in #India deeply concerning,” she tweeted.
Asked concerning the UN rapporteur’s remark at a web-based briefing, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned he doesn’t have an instantaneous response to it.
However, he added, “I understand that this refers to an ongoing judicial process and we would expect UN special rapporteurs to respect and have a more informed understanding of our legal proceedings.”
Ms Narwal, Ms Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha walked out of Tihar jail in the present day, hours after a court docket right here ordered their quick launch within the north-east Delhi riots “conspiracy” case.
The order got here two days after the Delhi High Court granted bail to the three, who have been arrested in May final yr below the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
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