A court awarded Khalid a seven-day reprieve to attend his sister’s wedding, after more than two years in jail.

Indian activist Umar Khalid has been released from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail for a week to attend his sister’s wedding,

more than two years after he was arrested for alleged involvement in the 2020 riots in the country’s capital.

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat on Friday granted the relief to Khalid, who had sought two weeks in his bail application.

But the judge also imposed stiff conditions on Khalid in awarding him the temporary reprieve, asking him to avoid speaking with the news media or even communicating on social media.

Khalid was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA— which human rights organisations such as Amnesty International have described as draconian

and provisions of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly being a mastermind of the February 2020 riots, which had left 53 people dead and more than 700 injured.