Safoora Zargar, a media coordinator of the Jamia Coordination Committee, was charged under the draconian anti-terror law named Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and has been lodged in Tihar Jail since April 10.
Though, her lawyers argued that initially she was arrested on bailable offenses but more serious offenses were added by the Special Cell later on. Her lawyers said, “The allegations are baseless and material collected by the investigative officer do not link her to the commission of alleged offenses.”
Safoora is a 27 years old student of Jamia Millia Islamia who is enrolled in M.Phil and is four months pregnant. She has not been allowed to speak to her family members as her five applications for making telephone calls rejected by the jail authorities mentioning COVID-19 protocols. Also, on April 25, when her lawyer gets 10 minutes with her, she said that no maternity exam has been done and she is facing issues with the nutrition.
In the hope to send her message to Safoora, Sameeya, Safoora’s sister has penned down an open letter on Twitter so that Sameeya can convey her family’s prayers and eases her pain.
Right-Wing Misogynist Falsely Abuse Safoora’s Pregnancy
However, Right Wing misogynist falsely abuses her pregnancy by trending a hashtag #Shaheen_Bagh on twitter making disgusting and false accusations claiming her pregnancy to be illegitimate. This act of defamation of a woman’s character shows the hypocrisy of ill-minded people.
In October 2018, Safoora Zargar was married and now when she is expecting her first baby, she was sent to solitary confinement at Tihar Jail. Rather than checking facts and respecting the person’s sentiments, Right-Wing people are spreading false claims against Safoora despite the presence of her marriage pictures on social media. This only leads to hatred among communities and mislead people.