By Muslim Mirror Staff
New Delhi: Mahavir Narawal, father of anti-CAA activist Natasha Narwal, passed away due to Covid-19 on Sunday. He was not able to see his daughter for the last time as she is languishing in New Delhi’s Tihar jail in connection with anti-CAA protests.
Earlier on Sunday, activists had launched a twitter campaign urging judiciary to grant immediate bail to Natasha Narwal to visit her father. However, their concern was listened to.
Natasha Narwal's father, Mahavir Narwal, has died without being able to meet his daughter.
"There is nothing to fear about being in jail." he had said about his daughter's wrongful arrest. "My daughter will cope with positivity and come back stronger."pic.twitter.com/dvlynLQNrh
— Natasha Badhwar (@natashabadhwar) May 9, 2021
Communist Party of India (Marxist) slammed the Modi government over the same. In a tweet, it said, ” Comrade Mahavir Narwal, a senior member of CPIM. It is criminal act of the Modi govt that his daughter Natasha Narwal was arrested under UAPA last year and couldn’t even meet her father. Lal Salaam Mahavir Narwal!”
Mr Mahavir had always supported his daughter to speak against injustices and human rights violations. Following her arrest, he had said, ”There is nothing to fear about being in jail”.
Natasha has also been vocal for women rights. She has been associated with Pijra Tod [Break the Cage], a collective of women students and alumni of colleges from across Delhi.