Asif Iqbal Tanha’s brother, 27-year-old Shahnawaz Hussain, is quick to pray for the other UAPA accused who continue to languish in jail under the same case. He said:
He told us how Asif Iqbal Tanha, 25, gave his exam today morning online, as part of the final year of graduation in Persian in Jamia Millia Islamia.
“Last night our lawyer called and said we had trust that we would get bail but that we will approach the Supreme Court if we do not. We were not expecting it to happen as the summer vacations of the court are on, so we were shocked. Everyone would say that UAPA cases do not get bail easily, but now people are just so happy and calling,” Hussain, who works at a Common Service Centre in Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, said.
Asif’s mother, 57-year-old Jahaan Ara can’t contain her excitement. She said her faith in the judiciary has been answered, “We had complete faith that he would get bail. These were baseless accusations on my son, he would study a lot and now he will come home soon. I am only thinking about how I will give him a tight hug when I see him next.”
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