Allahabad High Court drops NSA charges against Dr. Kafeel Khan, orders immediate release

Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dropped the National Security Act (NSA) charges against Dr. Kafeel Khan over his alleged anti-CAA speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in December 2019.

Hearing a petition filed by Dr. Kafeel’s mother, Allahabad HC revoked the NSA charges and directed the government to immediately release him.

In January, Dr. Kafeel was arrested from Mumbai by the UP special task force and was brought to Aligarh and later was shifted to a jail in Mathura. Dr. Kafeel was booked for promoting enmity between different religions while participating in the anti-CAA protest at AMU.