”Everyone’s crying for a pregnant elephant, but what about a pregnant Muslim woman?”, People infuriated after Safoora Zargar denied bail
The Additional Sessions Judge, Dharmendra Rana, while dismissing the appeal filed by Zargar, said, "I do not find merits in the bail petition. It is accordingly terminated."
An Indian court has rejected bail for a pregnant Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar, saying it found “no merits” in her application.
The Additional Sessions Judge, Dharmendra Rana, while dismissing the appeal filed by Zargar, said, “I do not find merits in the bail petition. It is accordingly terminated.”
Zargar, who was detained by the Delhi Police in April for reportedly heading the anti-CAA protests in various parts of Delhi in mid-February, has been earlier denied bail on two previous occasions.
The court, however, directed the jail officials to provide adequate medical aid and assistance to the heavily pregnant student.
Hypocrisy of people
Many people on social media raised questions regarding the hypocrisy of those who are mourning the death of the pregnant elephant but have no sympathy for Zargar.
A few days ago, the pregnant elephant died in India after a local allegedly fed her a pineapple stuffed with crackers. The incident causes massive outrage in the country.
However, Safoora has been forced to stay in prison despite being pregnant while under the threat of the coronavirus, and no one has shown any concern.
One of the users wrote, “The only fault of Sarfoora Zargar is, not being a pregnant elephant. That way, the shamelessly discriminating and privileged mob would have shown their fake outrage”.
Another said, “Safoora Zargar denied bail again today. She is in Tihar Jail since April 10. Everyone is crying for a pregnant elephant, but a pregnant Muslim woman is the least of anyone’s concern.”
Safoora Zargar denied bail again today. She's in Tihar Jail since April 10. Everyone's crying for a pregnant elephant but a pregnant Muslim woman is the least of anyone's concern.#ReleaseSafooraZargar pic.twitter.com/d9sS3oaUPh
— Muzamil Majeed (@MuzamilMajeed15) June 6, 2020
The killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala has angered the country and rightly so. But putting a 21 weeks pregnant Safoora Zarger behind bars with no fault of her doesn’t anger the country. Denying bail which is her right until proven guilty is shameful.#safoorazargar pic.twitter.com/dv7UcFTAsX
— ???????? ???? (@ishtiyaqrashid2) June 8, 2020
#safoorazargar has been denied bail for the fourth time amidst a pandemic, despite being almost 5 months pregnant! #ArrestSwaraBhaskar is trending because she raised her voice!
Bhakts will soon arrest protesters raising 'Inquilab Zindabad' slogans too.#ModiBetrayedIndia pic.twitter.com/tIE2sdnXns
— Didi_ki_Behen (@im_didi_ki_behn) June 7, 2020
If you have even once tweeted, liked, retweeted on #ElephantDeath or related hashtags, but maintain total mum on plight of pregnant Sarfoora Zargar, then my dear
You don't give a damn about any death
Your are just a self serving public peacock
— Vinamra (@Duneemperorpaul) June 4, 2020
People who were upset about pregnant elephant’s death need to support Safoora Zargar too who has been jailed for exercising her democratic rights.
— Dr. M.K. Muneer (@MKMUNEER) June 5, 2020
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