Ex-JNU student Umar Khalid behind bars under UAPA, sent to 10 days custody

Khalid's "Won't respond to Hate with Hate" speech has gone viral

The Delhi police arrested former JNU student leader and activist Umar Khalid for his alleged role in communal violence over the Citizenship Amendment Bill that broke in North-East neighborhoods of the national capital in February last year.

The Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested Khalid under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act after nearly 11 hours of questioning. Khalid has been accused of being one of the first conspirators involved in the violence involved with Khalid Saifi of 'United Against hate' and AAP councilor Tahir Hussain.

According to the police, FIR was registered on March 6 stating that Khalid was involved in two provocative speeches and appealed to the citizens to come out on the streets and block the roads during Donald Trump's visit to spread propaganda about how minorities are persecuted.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan doubted the investigation that the arrest leaves no doubt at all about the mala fide nature of the Delhi police to frame peaceful activists under investigation.

Many other activists termed the arrest as targeted alleging the govt purposefully hounding the judiciary system.

At a press conference on September 4, Khalid had expressed contempt over the judicial binaries that supports the ruling party and manufactures shreds of evidence against common people.

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