Kalita was arrested in the case under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for allegedly being part of a premeditated conspiracy behind the riots.
She was lodged in Tihar jail along with another Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student and Pinjra Tod member Natasha Narwal after arrested by Delhi Police on May 23 in connection with a protest against the CAA in north-east Delhi’s Jafrabad area in February,2020. Police have named her as one of the main conspirators of the violence.
At least 53 persons were killed and 400 others injured after clashes broke out between two communities in last February.
Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage), an organisation, was formed in 2015 with an aim to make hostels and paying-guest accommodations less restrictive for women students. (UNI)