Arrest has far-reaching consequences as the same may spoil the career of the student forever, the judge said. Slogans of "Sharjeel Tere Sapno Ko Hum Manzil Tak Pahuchaenge" were raised in an LGBTQ rally in Mumbai.
Imam has moved the court seeking bail in a case related to speeches made by him at two universities in 2019, where he allegedly threatened to “cut off” Assam and the rest of the Northeast from India.
Incarcerated for a year, Sharjeel Imam stands as a litmus test for India’s much-vaunted ‘secular’ politics
It alleged that Imam's academic, religious and oratory instincts were to become an asset for the key conspirators of the case in the days to come.
Though Sharjeel was in jail in Assam when the riots broke out on February 23, Delhi Police has alleged that he was one of the main conspirators in the riots. The Delhi Police has produced transcripts of Sharjeel’s WhatsApp chats.
Sharjeel Imam is one of the accused who, according to police, hatched a pre-meditated conspiracy to organise communal riots in North-East Delhi.
Sharjeel Imam was also arrested on January 28 in the case related to violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act near the Jamia Millia Islamia University in December last year.
Sharjeel Imam, a PhD student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has been booked under various laws for his alleged anti-national speeches and involvement in the Delhi Riots 2020
It is said that there is a Bollywood song to fit any conceivable situation... The lyrics of some of Bollywood songs make me think of my relationship with my country and seem to express the emotions that result from my position of being a Muslim.
Sharjeel Imam was arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia and in Aligarh.
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.
Most recently, a sedition case was registered against a Karnataka school for allegedly allowing students to stage a drama, portraying PM Modi in poor light in connection with the CAA and NRC.
The case was registered by the Azad Maidan police after a video purportedly of Chudawala raising the slogans went viral after the LGBTQ event on February 1.
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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