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A Delhi Court (Karkardooma Court) is likely to resume hearing arguments on the bail plea of #UmarKhalid, accused in an Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act case connected to #DelhiRiots. Image
Senior Advocate Trideep Pais has concluded his arguments on the plea whereas Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad is set to begin his submissions on behalf of the state. Read what happening previously:…
SPP Prasad requests the matter to be taken up at 12.30 pm.
Court checks with defense counsel.
Pais: I am just here for this hearing. I just want the hearing to start.
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Highlights from Adv. Tanveer Ahmed Mir's rebuttal before a Delhi Court in a Delhi Riots case against sedition accused Sharjeel Imam:

#Sedition #UAPA #SharjeelImam Image
Mir: A man graduating from IIT Bombay, has a good corporate package, leaves that and decides to pursue modern history, but I'm not going to say he lost his head - it's his decision as to how he wants to pursue intellectual brilliance and justify his existence in the world.
Mir says one needs to apply the Kedarnath judgment's interpretation of the sedition provision of IPC because not doing so would imply we are carrying forward a British legacy - they didn't want Indians to rise.
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Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir rebuts Prosecution's arguments against #SharjeelImam who has sought bail in a case connected to #DelhiRiots before Delhi Court. "Sole indictment on the speech. Incumbent duty upon all of us to look at the speech... If it incident violence"
Mir argues in a case of #Sedition against Imam. On #NRC, Mir argues ultimately his client's speech talks about advocating of a policy like... "In a university if we don't debate public policies, where do we debate?" #sharjeel_imam #CAA_NRC #DelhiRiots
Mir: This is a criminal court. We don't go by inferences. I am not denying my speech. For the speech to fall under #Sedition... My friend can't have discretion to add his own thoughts and inferences. #sharjeel_imam #DelhiRiots
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#DelhiCourt hearing bail application of #SharjeelImam in relation to the alleged inflammatory speeches made during the protests against #CAA and #NRC at two universities.
In the previous hearing Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir appearing for Imam had concludes his arguments.…
matter being heard before ASJ Amitabh Rawat.

#DelhiRiots #SharjeelImam #UAPA #DelhiCourt
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Delhi Court fixes Sharjeel Imam's bail hearing at 12 noon today. #delhiriots
Court assembles.
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JNU student Sharjeel Imam's counsel Tanveer Ahmed Mir seeks bail for him in a #Sedition case: No part of speech, called for any kind of violence to be initiated. Nothing on record that could be said to have incited violence. #DelhiRiots
Mir: Fundamental right to protest, chakka jam, bring country to standstill.. cannot be act of #Sedition
Mir relies on a Supreme Court judgment to deal with the "highest allegation" against Imam regarding his purported statement that 'northeast should be separated from India' #DelhiRiots
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#DelhiCourt to hear bail plea of Sharjeel Imam in relation to the alleged inflammatory speeches made during the protests against #CAA and #NRC at two universities.

#Sharjeelimam Image
Hearing begins

Adv Tanveer Ahmed Mir appearing for Sharjeel begins his arguements.

The speech conveys is that you go for chakka jam so that people are not able to cross over. Fundamentally the right to protest and blockade cannot be equal to sedition.

#sharjeel #UAPA
Mir- I would like to put forth Some judicial precedents which can assist this court to come to a conclusion whether the petitioner is entitled to bail.

#Sharjeel #UAPA #DelhiCourt
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#PROFILESOFDISSENT is a series that centers on amplifying stories of courage that are both ordinary and remarkable in India, and their personal and political histories, as a way to reclaim our public spaces
Here is a thread with what we have published so far:
“Above all, there should be dignity and respect in the affairs related to the birth or death of human beings” – a profile of Varavara Rao #ProfilesOfDissent #VaravaraRao…
We need groups organised to fight, they’re the ones who can make a dent” – a profile of Sudha Bharadwaj…
#SudhaBharadwaj #FreePoliticalPrisoners #ProfilesOfDissent
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Thread: Expressing Muslim sentiment through Bollywood songs

It is said that there's a Bollywood film song to fit any situation. Most useful are the filmy sad songs that, at least in my generation, everyone resorts to listening when they experience heartbreak.
I think that songs of unrequited love are the sweetest and most meaningful. I like to listen to these sad songs of anger, lament, complaint etc even when I am not sad.
Lately, I've felt that many of these songs seem to touch a different painful chord. The lyrics of some of these 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.
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Lately, I have not been extremely active on Social Media, but today I read this guy write about how the beloved Math teacher picked up the gun. I got curious about his past work. So here we go. A #ThinkinThread about #BashaaratMasood's work so far.
2. Way back in 2015 he wrote this piece where the headline made a sad attempt at sounding cute. Guns and Poses?!
3. 2018 and they are still batting for the #AntiIndia gang. They try to find a cute angle about a little innocent school kid turned Fidayeen. A Fidayeen is a terrorist whose sole aim is dying during an attack and causing maximum damage.
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It's clear that #AnuragThakur, #PraveshVarma and #KapilMishra gave provoking statements, Govt should take action on them and #TusharMehta you are Solicitor General of India,not private lawyer of BJP. Stop defending people who are not related to Central Govt.
Let's think, wasn't there any riots before their statements? Wasn't buses were burn in the name of saving dEmOcRaCy? Wasn't AAP MLA's (especially #AmanatullahKhan) also gave provoking speeches? (Which is the root of all this nonsense) Wasn't he shared stage with #SharjeelImam?
Wasn't Delhi Dy CM #ManishSisodia spread fake news by sharing old video of Delhi police saying Police lit up the buses? Wasn't #NDTV journos gave limelight to so called 'Sheros of #Jamia' who doesn't believe in Secularism and Judiciary of this country & rushed to defend Sharjeel?
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Many of his points of critique on the Left/Nehru/Gandhi are valid in ways but hyper-exaggerated. He's plain wrong on the Constitution. And his idea of "hamara ilaaka" is as bad as Hindutva.

#SharjeelImam is a cocky, hot-headed scholar with a hero complex.

But a seditionist? No.
His right to be free from the outrageous sedition charge has to be defended against the fact that it was #SharjeelImam who first wanted #ShaheenBagh wound up. When he pulled out in early Jan, he declared in a cock-sure tone that the movement would "die a natural death tonight".
Why? Only because it was not going according to some grand plan cooking in his head. A self-imagined vanguard, Sharjeel couldn't quite countenance the idea that the women at the centre of Shaheen Bagh had will, desire, agency and sense-making capacity of their own.
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@RahulEaswar recently addressed Sh'ad'ab N'ajar as a brother congratulating him for his discharge from hospital after getting a #Pellet injury from Gopal

Let's dig in & Expose our brother Sha"dab 😁

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If we go into his fb profile
This guy shares posts that says "Vote for Aam Aadmi Party"
Link :…
Iam not at all surprised
That language comes from indiscriminate ANTI HINDU HATE that's taught to them

Watch him mock "Gaumata" Because cow is worshipped by crores of Hindus

Our Gandhian @RahulEaswar
Was so happy to see him

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Hours before his arrest, #SharjeelImam told me that the BJP was trying to vilify him in order to discredit the largely leaderless protest movement ahead of the Delhi state election.

"They want to discredit educated Muslims who speak up," he said.…
The 31-year-old JNU history student has angered BJP members and others with what they said was a seditious call for the restive northeastern region of Assam to be “cut” from the rest of the country.

Last week, a BJP spokesman described Imam’s comment as a call for “open jihad”.
But Imam said he had only called for railway and road links to Assam to be disrupted as part of the ongoing campaign of protests against the #CAA_NRC_NPR

In a statement, Imam’s lawyers said he was fully cooperating with the investigation.
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A Thread on #SharjeelImam:
Finally listened to the full 40-minute speech by Sharjeel Imam that has created much political and primetime noise. Quick points:
In the said speech, Sharjeel Imam speaks against:
Kanhaiya Kumar
Prof Irfan Habib
Jamia Protest Coordination Committee
Sharjeel Imam doesn't speak against:
PM Modi
Amit Shah

In his view, the current protests have to be centred on Muslim identity and others joining in must do so on Muslim terms.
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#1/3 Both #SharjeelImam and #ArfaKhanum are no ‘impoverished, illiterate Muzlims who were denied new clothes for Eid when they were three’. They are educated, upper class Muzlim elite. And yet, they both speak the same language, of establishing a Shariah state in India someday.
#2/3 There are others like them, people like Irfan Habib, Javed Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, who pretend to be ‘liberal’ Muzalman, speak outwardly of the ‘constitution’ of ‘patriotism’ and syncretism. But when it comes to #CAA_NRC_NPR, all of them speak the same language - of Jihad.
#3/3 On the other hand, many Yindoos continue to be drunk on the brew of secularism, refusing to see the truth, parroting the propaganda that ‘only illiterate, poor Muzlims’ turn to ‘fundamentalism’ because they have ‘no choice’.
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1) TREAD on the raging controversy surrounding #SharjeelImam (@_imaams ) based on the article I wrote in @HeadlinesBeyond…
2) I woke up on Saturday afternoon to several messages on social media platforms sending video/stories by right-wing media/tweets on a short clip of Sharjeel Imam (IIT alumnus and PhD scholar at JNU) ...
3) ...where he is heard urging a crowd to “cut off” Assam and North East from India “forever, or at least for a month”. Many have even asked if I support him or oppose his views.
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Filed Complaint with @CPDelhi @HMOIndia against #SharjeelImam seeking immediate arrest of him for his Seditious Conspiracy & inciting Muslim community for division separation of North East from India & hurting religious sentiments of nonmuslims by asking to chant "Nar-e-Takbeer"
FIR has been lodged by #AssamPolice against Sharjeel Imam for his speech on Assam; inter alia commission of offence u/s 13 (1)/18 of the UA(P)ACT read with section 153 A, 153 B and 124 A IPC at Guwahati Crime Branch PS
Source : @LegalLro
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Sharjeel Imam is studying Modern History at JNU. He writes for The Wire, Quint, FirstPost & appeared on NDTV

If we make ruckus violence, road blocks in Delhi it will be international news, distrupt Delhi. We don't to be Gandhi

@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito
@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito We will organise together more after JNU riots and we are distributing invitations in mosques so more people will come and we will disrupt Delhi. Nehru was fascist. Kashmir mein dhoka hua
@TarekFatah @Payal_Rohatgi @pokershash @desimojito We made a platform to raise our voice & we're 200 people from JNU. This video was uploaded on facebook by group ‘Mu$lim Students of JNU’. Not only in Delhi but also in every city where Muslims are, there should be roadblock. Don't give damn to Congress
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