The Gauhati High Court and sessions courts in Assam have granted bail to 14 out of the 16 people, who were arrested in August for “pro-Taliban” posts in social media. 

The accused had allegedly shared posts in the social media supporting the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan in August. 

The accused were booked by the Assam police under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). 

The 14 accused were granted bail during the past fortnight. 

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Among those arrested was an Assam police constable named Saidul Haque. Haque was the first to have been granted bail by the Gauhati High Court. 

Meanwhile, Dhubri sessions court has rejected bail applications of two accused – Khandakar Nur Alom and Saiyad Ahmed. 

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