telegraphindia.com 14 Sep, 2021 02:15 am

One year of incarceration of rights defender Umar Khalid

One year of incarceration of rights defender Umar Khalid
The former JNU student was arrested on terrorism charges for allegedly inciting last year’s communal violence in Delhi

The solution found was Umar Khalid’s speech in Amravati (where he called for peaceful protests against the CAA during then US President Donald Trump’s visit in February 2020, which coincided with the start of the Delhi riots).He spoke about the less well-known undertrials and the police’s inaction against BJP and Sangh parivar leaders accused of fanning the Delhi riots.” Siddharth Varadarajan, editor of The Wire, said: “The reason for criminalising the anti-CAA protesters is to cover up the real perpetrators of the Delhi riots.” Several people tweeted with the hashtag #Umar1YearInjustice, demanding the release of all political prisoners, reversal of the new citizenship regime, and prosecution of the Hindutva activists for the Delhi riots that claimed 53 lives.

Delhi riots case cooked up: Khalid“The government could not deal with Shaheen Bagh, only demonise (it).

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