Varanasi: Mother, arrested during an anti-CAA agitation, meets her baby for 16 months after 14 days.

VARANASI: It was very disturbing and difficult for me to stay away from my daughter for so long, said an environmental activist, who was released from the district jail on bail after 14 days on Thursday. She along with her husband and several other activists were jailed for participating in a December 19, 2019.

Seeing Ekta after a long time, Champak, 16 months old, who missed her a lot while feeding and lying down, jumped into his lap immediately. It was an emotional moment for both mother and daughter. In her absence, Grandma Sheela Tiwari and other family members took care of her resident's baby in Adarsh ‚Äč‚ÄčNagar colony in the Mahmoorganj area. Some congressional leaders led by former MLA Ajay Rai also went to the district jail to welcome Ekta, who offered him a bouquet and a shawl.

Up to 15 protesters out of a total of 57, who were granted bail by the court of additional session judge SK Pandey on Wednesday, were released Thursday from the district court. According to the defense attorneys and, the court ordered the release of each applicant in the presentation of two Rs bonds. 25,000 each.

Protesters arrested were registered under Sections 147 (riots), 148 (riots, armed with a deadly weapon), 149 (illegal gathering), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant), 332 (causes damage to a public servant ), 353 (assault or criminal force to dissuade the public servant from fulfilling his duty), 341 (unlawful restriction) of the IPC and Law 7 CLA.