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Umar Khalid & Two Jamia Students Charged Under UAPA For Allegedly Inciting Delhi Riots

Umar Khalid & Two Jamia Students Charged Under UAPA For Allegedly Inciting Delhi Riots

In a significant development on Tuesday, former JNU student leader Umar Khalid was booked under the provisions of the strict Illicit Activities (Prevention) Act regarding the riots in northeast Delhi, which claimed more than 50 lives. , including an IB officer and a police chief. . According to sources, Section 302 has also been added to the FIR and he is likely to be arrested soon. Along with him, two Jamia Millia Islamia students, Meeran Haider and Safoora Zargar, were also appointed to the FIR.

While Haider is a doctoral student and chair of the Delhi unit of the youth wing RJD, Zargar is the media coordinator for the Jamia Coordination Committee. They were arrested for plotting a conspiracy to incite communal riots in Delhi. They are currently in judicial custody. Umar Khalid’s call for ‘big numbers’ during Trump’s visit; ‘Planned plot’, says SAD

The charges in the FIR

According to the FIR, the riot was a “premeditated conspiracy” allegedly hatched by Umar Khalid, Meeran Haider, and Safoora Zargar. All of them have reserved crimes such as sedition, murder, attempted murder, promotion of enmity between different groups for reasons of religion and riots. The FIR added that Khalid had reportedly delivered provocative speeches at two different locations and called on citizens to block roads during the visit of the President of the United States. He also claimed that firearms, gasoline pumps, acid bottles, and stones were collected in many houses as part of the conspiracy.

Khalid’s alleged comments provoke controversy

Khalid had drawn criticism after a video of his February 17 speech in Amravati, Maharashtra went viral. In his speech, he stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trying to “divide the country”. In addition, he allegedly promised that crowds would come to the streets during the visit of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.

“I promise that when Donald Trump will visit India on February 24, we will show how Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government are trying to divide the country and tarnish the principles of Mahatama Gandhi … We will take to the streets in large numbers to tell (the President from the United States) that the people of India are fighting to unite everyone, “Khalid allegedly commented in Amaravati on February 17.

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