Dalit Leader Chandrashekhar Azad Released from Jail With Rousing Welcome

Dalit leader Chandrashekar Azad interacts with media after his release from Tihar Jail on Thursday. Photo: Twitter

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Chandrashekhar Azad, the charismatic Dalit leader was released from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on Thursday evening after he was granted bail by lower court in connection with the case of pertaining to episode of violence in Daryaganj three weeks ago.

His fans and supporters waited anxiously at the gate of Jail to get a glimpse of their leader. Azad who held a copy of Indian constitution in his hand, his trademark style, was flaunted by his lawyer and accomplice Mehmood Paracha and they were garlanded with flowers.

Azad was arrested on December 21 in connection with the case of violence a day earlier at Daryaganj following protests at Delhi’s iconic Jama Masjid which were lead by Azad after he dramatically showed up at the steps of mosque amidst a sea of people.

He is expected to pay a visit to Jama Masjid, the place where he led the protestors despite prohibitory orders by police. The dramatic events of that day garnered significant attention and Azad hit headlines. During his visit he will be accompanied by two cops to ensure that he abides by the conditions according to bail order.

The court granted him bail on weekday after police failed to prove charges slapped against him. “it is a right of a citizens to protest,” the court said. however, his freedom is conditional. He has been asked to leave Delhi within 24 hours of his release and that he can not visit Delhi in next four weeks except for medical reason.


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