The court directed the Jail Superintendent to provide adequate security to Khalid while taking proper precautions that no harm should be caused to him.
I believe that by mere instrumental strategy or academic cleverness the liberal/left intelligentsia would not be able to learn something deep from Mahatma Gandhi.
Umar Khalid has been arrested under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in a case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February this year.
Umar Khalid has been arrested in relation to the Northeast Delhi riots that occurred earlier this year. He has been accused of hatching a conspiracy to incite the communal riots.
A plain reading of FIR No. 59 doesn’t provide any substantive evidence against the accused. In fact, no section has been invoked and only two accused have been named by the police.
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid was arrested by Delhi Police under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) after being questioned for over 11 hours in relation to the Delhi riots case.
Sadaf Jafar, who considers Umar Khalid as a brother, says he is a victim of witch hunt by a government that is increasingly intolerant of dissent.
Former DGP of Gujarat and Punjab Ribeiro slams Delhi Police for the way they have handled the Delhi Riots.
Since Umar Khalid’s lawyers raised apprehensions regarding his safety, the court has directed DCP to make a proper arrangement for ensuring his safety and security during the entire police custody remand.
Umar Khalid has been arrested by the special cell of the Delhi Police. The arrest was made late on Sunday night. Khalid has been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The police said in the FIR that the two Jamia Millia Islamia students had hatched a conspiracy to incite the communal riots in the national capital in February.
Clearly, dissent, criticism of government, questioning politicians – all of which are fundamental to a democracy – have come to be treated as sedition by the police and a section of the magistracy in the prevalent political order. Such terrorising of critics and protesters endangers the very idea of democracy, writes Shastri Ramachandran.
Shiv Sena has also defended Naveen Dalal's attempt to murder, saying 'it was his way to show patriotism'.
Fielded by the CPI, Kanhaiya Kumar, a debutant, is pitted against BJP veteran Giriraj Singh and RJD's Tanveer Hassan in Begusarai, which goes to polls on April 29 for the Lok Sabha election.
The ABVP, in turn, said the two were siding with the Congress, which had supported the accused students, and termed it a "political ploy" divert attention.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the 2016 ‘sedition case’ will ruin the lives and careers of these Kashmiri students.
The courtship started when Khalid along with his JNU friends went to put forth their view point on 'India's most watched news channel'.
In a video uploaded on Facebook on August 15, they claimed the attack on Khalid was supposed to be an "Independence Day gift" to the citizens.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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