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Swati Maliwal demands arrest of people vilifying Safoora Zargar

Safoora Zargar is three months pregnant. She was at the forefront of the anti CAA-NRC-NPR protest in New Delhi

Wednesday May 6, 2020 2:37 PM, ummid.com News Network

Safoora Zargar with Husband

[Safoora Zargar's marriage and husband's photos are since been viral on social media.]

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women Wednesday shot a notice to Delhi Police demanding the arrest of the people involved in running vilification campaign against Jamia Research Scholar Safoora Zargar on different social media platforms.

The Delhi Police had arrested on April 11 Jamia Coordination Committee (JCC) core member and media coordinator Safoora Zargar in connection with the Delhi riots case.

Zargar is three months pregnant. She was at the forefront of the anti CAA-NRC-NPR protests in New Delhi.

It is alleged that the Modi government is targeting her because of her active participation in the protest against the amended Citizenship law.

However, a vilification campaign ran on Twitter and other social media platforms ever since her arrest, with many social media users questioning her modesty, and making fun of her pregnancy and her yet-to-be born baby.

"The Delhi Commission for Women is in receipt of multiple complaints regarding abuse and character assassination of arrested research scholar, Ms Safoora Zargar", Swati Maliwal, Chairperson of the commission said in the notice sent to Delhi Police.

"It is stated that a vilification campaign is being run against her and her unborn child on social media and misogynistic comments are being made. It is stated that several comments outraging her dignity and threatening her family have also been made", she added.

"Mz Zargar is facing the court of law and is currently in jail. The case against her is sub-judice and the law shall take it's own course. However, the same does not give anyone the right to outrage her modesty and abuse her and her family", Maliwal said in the notice sent to Delhi Police.

"This is a serious matter and the perpetrators must be brough to book", Swati Maliwal said in the notice issued to Delhi Deputy Commissioner of Police, CyPAD Special Cell.

While seeking action against those behind the dirty campaign against Safoora Zargar, Swati Maliwal also asked the Delhi Police to provide by May 10, 2020 the copy of the FIR registered in the matter, details of the accused identified and arrested, and measures taken to remove the derogatory posts from the social media.

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