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Sharjeel Imam

TISS Students Who Shouted Pro-Sharjeel Imam Slogans Granted Anticipatory Bail In Sedition Case

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

'Didn't Call For Violence In Anti-CAA Speech': Sedition-Accused JNU Student Sharjeel Imam

Aug 23, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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.

Cultivating Morality In A Broken Democracy

Incarcerated for a year, Sharjeel Imam stands as a litmus test for India’s much-vaunted ‘secular’ politics

Umar Khalid Wanted To Exploit Sharjeel Imam's 'Religious Fanaticism', Allege Delhi Police In Chargesheet

Nov 25, 2020 PTI

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.

Decoding Delhi Riots Charge-Sheet: Police Alleges Sharjeel Imam Called Tharoor 'Islamophobe'

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.

22 September, 2020

Sharjeel Planned To Use Tharoor’s Book 'Why I am A Hindu' To Give Secular Touch To Anti CAA-Movement: Delhi Police

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Sharjeel Imam is one of the accused who, according to police, hatched a pre-meditated conspiracy to organise communal riots in North-East Delhi.

04 September, 2020

Delhi Riots: Court Sends JNU Student Sharjeel Imam To Judicial Custody Till Oct 1 In UAPA Case


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.

27 August, 2020

Sharjeel Is A Patriot Who Loves India From The Core Of His Heart: Family

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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

25 May, 2020

Unrequited Love: Expressing Muslim Sentiment Through Bollywood Songs

Ghazala Jamil

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.

29 April, 2020

Jamia Violence: Delhi Police Books Sharjeel Imam Under UAPA

Outlook Web Bureau

Sharjeel Imam was arrested for allegedly making inflammatory speeches at the Jamia and in Aligarh.

27 February, 2020

Section 124A: The Case Against the Much-misused Sedition Law

Shastri Ramachandaran

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.

05 February, 2020

233 People Slapped With Sedition Charges In Last 5 Years: Govt

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

04 February, 2020

Sedition Charges Against 50 People For Pro-Sharjeel Imam Slogans

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Photo Gallery

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.

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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.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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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.

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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.

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