Family members of arrested Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar say they are “appalled and upset” by the attempts made to slander her on social media, but her husband says he is keeping faith in the country’s judicial system.
Zargar, a 27-year-old M.Phil. student from Jamia, is over three months pregnant, and was arrested by the Delhi Police’s special cell on 10 April. Her crime is she is part of anti CAA agitation in streets
She was later denied bail and, on 21 April, and charged under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). She was associated with the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC), and was part of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests organised by university students in December and January.
Activist Safoora Zargar (pregnant) is in Jail during Ramadan, hatemongers like Kapil Mishra who incited riots are FREE. Crime of being a Muslim in Modi’s INDIA. Have some SHAME! #ReleaseSafooraZargar
She was arrested for allegedly leading the anti-CAA protest at Jaffrabad metro station in February.
On Monday, three weeks after her arrest, her family found a hashtag in her name, #सफूरा_जरगर, trending on Twitter, hours after Delhi BJP leader Kapil Mishra commented on her pregnancy.
Please don’t connect her pregnancy with my speech
It doesn’t work that way
Following this, many tweets questioning the nature of Zargar’s pregnancy and her marital status began doing the rounds.
In response to the ugly trend several social media activists reacted angrily and wondered whether going Indian judiciary ..
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I am short of words to express my disgust. @TwitterSafety @DelhiPolice@DCP_CCC_Delhi if u can’t take action against these shameful trends and people then you are complicit. Commenting on a women’s modesty in a country where women are worshipped as Devis. SHAME. #सफूरा_जरगर
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