Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi has demanded immediate release arrested JNU students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal.
The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested JNU students Kalita and Narwal, who are members of Pinjra Tod, a women’s rights collective, in connection with the anti-CAA protest in Delhi’s Jafrabad area in February.
In a letter to Union home minister Amit Shah, Gogoi said the two students had not committed any offence.
“It is a fact that they took part in a peaceful agitation in Delhi in February 2020 against the Citizens Amendment Act (CAA). They were not indulging in any violence and didn’t incite people to show violent behavior,” Gogoi said in the letter.
He pointed out that indian Constitution has given right to everybody to express or to agitate against the decision of the government and both of them did nothing except exercising their fundamental right.
“We have no doubt this is nothing but political vendetta and attempt to suppress their fundamental right. I, therefore, request you to kindly direct Delhi Police to release both the students immediately,” he added.