Right to protest peacefully not outlawed and not a ‘terrorist act’; inflammatory speeches, chakka-jams not offence under UAPA: Delhi High Court

While granting bail to Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in Delhi riots case, Delhi High Court stated the State, in its anxiety to suppress dissent, blurred the line between right to protest and terrorist activity.
Shaheen Bagh
Shaheen Bagh

The Delhi High Court while granting bail to Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal in Delhi riots case under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on Tuesday, observed that the State, in its anxiety to suppress dissent, blurred the line between the constitutionally guaranteed right to protest and terrorist activity (Devangana Kalita vs State) (Natasha Narwal vs State).

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