Delhi Riots: Police arrests 2 Pinjra Tod women activists for organising anti-CAA protest in Jaffrabad

Two members of the ‘Pinjra Tod’, a women rights group in Delhi, have been arrested in connection with the North East Delhi riots that took place earlier this year over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The organisation is accused of organising a sit-in by women protesters at the Jaffrabad Metro Station, which was a precursor to the Delhi riots which killed more than 50 people.

Delhi Police has arrested Natasha and Devangana, two women associated with Pinjra Tod. It was found that a sudden mob of women gathered during the anti-CAA protest at the Jaffrabad Metro Station in North East Delhi on, following which the communal violence took place on February 23 and 24.

Both women have been arrested by the North East District Police and will be questioned by the Crime Branch SIT and Delhi Police Special Cell.

Both of them are scheduled to appear in court on Sunday.

The Pinjra Tod organisation consists of several students of the University of Delhi as well as other higher educational institutions in the national capital. The women’s collective aims at making regulations for hostel and paying guest (PG) accommodation less restrictive for women students.

The Delhi Police has repeatedly accused the Pinjra Tod of stoking the Delhi violence.

Earlier this week, Delhi Police arrested Jamia Millia Islamia University student Asif Iqbal Tanha in connection with the February Delhi violence.

Delhi Police, in April, had also arrested a media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) in connection with the Delhi riots.

Source – India Today