Student activists Natasha Narwal, Devangana Kalita and Asif Iqbal Tanha, booked under the UAPA anti-terror law in a Northeast Delhi riots case, finally walked out of prison on bail on June 17. Family members and friends gathered outside the Tihar Jail with posters saying “release political prisoners”. Around 7.15 pm, when Natasha and Devangana were released, friends cheered outside the jail, shouting “laal salaam”. The two women hugged each other and cried. Asif, who was on interim bail to write exams, was later brought back to Tihar Jail 4 and released. Once he was released, his friends took him to meet Natasha and Devangana. His friends called his mother on video call, who said, “I am proud of you”. “The legal battle will continue. We will also continue our fight for our values,” Natasha Narwal Told The Indian Express. “There was an anxious wait. We still feel someone will come and arrest us. I want to thank the Delhi High Court,” Devangana Kalita Told The Indian Express. Asif, meanwhile, said he was not bogged down by people calling him a “terrorist and jihadi” since he was in the right all along.