Natasha Narwal Delivers Final Salute To Father Mahavir Narwal

Mahavir Narwal
Mahavir Narwal Passes Away: Pinjda tod activist Natasha Narwal performed the last rites of her father Mahavir Narwal on Tuesday. She was granted a three-week bail by Delhi High Court after her father passed away on May 9.

In the photos released from the cremation site, Narwal seen clad in PPE kit and giving a farewell salute to her father who had been a senior member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M).

The court granted bail to Narwal as her brother Aakash Narwal had also tested positive and there was nobody to perform the last rites of her father. Mahavir Narwal succumbed to COVID-19 while Natasha was in jail. The anti-CAA activist had been arrested in May 2021 and booked under several charges, including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), in connection with the northeast Delhi riots in February.

The riots had started in Delhi after a clash between masses who were protesting against and for the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act proposed by the central government in 2020. Narwal was later given bail in September 2020 but she had to remain in jail as the UAPA was still applicable to her. The said is immune to any bail application.

According to an interview given by her late father, Natasha had lost her mother at the age of 13 and had shared a close connection with her father. Talking about her daughter in jail, Mahavir had expressed, “Suppose my daughter has to stay in jail for a really long time and there comes a time that she is not able to see me.” Fearing his old age, Mahavir had doubts about Natasha coming out of jail after his death.

“Where there’s suffering, my daughter will be there. I’m proud of her,” he had said.

Many people offered their condolences to Natasha Narwal and issued obituaries for Mahavir Narwal. Read more about Natasha Narwal here.