December 2, 2022
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Asif Iqbal Tanha walked out of Tihar final week.

New Delhi:

Student activist Asif Iqbal Tanha, who was launched on bail after being arrested underneath the UAPA in reference to the northeast Delhi riots, on Tuesday stated securing the discharge of different political prisoners is their mission now.

Mr Tanha, who walked out of Tihar final week, met his mom, who had come down from Hazaribagh in Jharkhand.

A Jamia Millia Islamia pupil, Mr Tanha additionally expressed his gratitude in the direction of his pals, his organisation Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) and civil society members who raised their voice for him and different political prisoners like him.

“I want to say and write a lot, but the most important thing to emphasize that while Devangana, Natasha and my release is a moment of joy but not a victory. Many of our friends are still languishing behind bars.

“Securing their launch and placing a cease on the misuse of UAPA is our subsequent mission. I hope that each one those that have been arrested 4 Delhi Pogrom & Bhima Koregaon shall be free quickly & we are going to all as soon as once more crowd the streets, revive our democracy and set up social justice (sic),” he said in a series of tweets.

While thanking God, who “gave me braveness… to bear the atrocities of jail and the psychological stress of courtroom proceedings”, he said that his mother and family were his greatest source of “braveness and endurance” after him.

“Coming out of jail after 13 months and assembly my mom, household, pals and fellow activists, I really feel like a caged fowl who discovered a brand new sky. This sky is way increased, climate extra nice and welcoming for an extended flight,” he said on Twitter.

He also thanked the team of lawyers, and said, “In at the moment’s India, It’s nothing in need of a miracle for a UAPA accused to step out of jail inside 13 months.”

The high court had on June 15 granted bail to Mr Tanha and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, saying in an anxiety to suppress dissent the State has blurred the line between right to protest and terrorist activity, and if such a mindset gains traction, it would be a “unhappy day for democracy”.

The trio walked out of Tihar on June 17.

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