On October 27, she changed her display picture which showed her and read: “You can jail the revolutionary but you can’t jail the revolution.”
NEW DELHI – Jamia Millia Islamia student and Anti-CAA activist Safoora Zargar, who has largely remained away from the media gaze since her release on bail in late June on Saturday posted a group photo from the days of the protest movement at Shaheen Bagh and elsewhere.
It shows Zargar along with her five fellow students, including Ladeeda Farzana and Akhtarista Ansari, the two girls seen in the viral video as saving a photojournalist being beaten by the police in December last year.
The photo is captioned: Woh Shaam phir aayegi Inshallah. That evening will come again, God Willing.
Commenting on the photo, Farzana wrote, “Insha Allah dear.. can’t wait to see you.”
This is her second public activity on Facebook since her release. On October 27, she changed her display picture which showed her and read: “You can jail the revolutionary but you can’t jail the revolution.”
Zargar, a Jamia scholar, who emerged as a leader of the protests against the controversial citizenship Act (CAA) was arrested in early April in a case related to riots that happened in North Delhi in late February. She was an active member of the Jamia Coordination Committee, the student group that spearheaded the months-long protests by Jamia students.
At the time of her arrest, she was in the second trimester of her pregnancy. The police charged her with an anti-terror law, UAPA, and put her in the notorious Tihar jail.
She was eventually released on June 26 after Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta chose to not oppose the bail plea on humanitarian grounds.
Zargar is among the 20 activists who have been charged with UAPA and jailed in the Delhi riots conspiracy case. She and a SIM card seller, Faizan, have been granted bail so far in the case.