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I spent half the weekend ranting about that case to friends. Basically it was "A man is in jail for weeks for a joke he neither told nor was intending to tell and has been denied bail repeatedly by the judge, just because of his name. Kafka couldn't dream this up." On loop.
With an "of course, no one should be arrested for jokes but we crossed that line in India years ago."
The world call now stop citing Minority Report as the reference for arresting people for crimes before they happen. #MunawarFaruqui case is even more dystopian. He is ostensibly under arrest because the local police think he might tell "insulting" jokes and threaten public order
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Umar Khalid produced before Delhi Court. His extended term in judicial custody in connection with a Delhi riots case under UAPA ends today.

Hearing before Judge Amitabh Rawat.

@UmarKhalidJNU @DelhiPolice

#DelhiRiots #UmarKhalid
There's an application for 3 days Judicial Custody for both Umar Khalid and Sharjeel Imam: SPP Amit Prasad
Sharjeel Imam is also present for the hearing.
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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
thepolisproject.com/profiles-of-di…
We need groups organised to fight, they’re the ones who can make a dent” – a profile of Sudha Bharadwaj thepolisproject.com/we-need-groups…
#SudhaBharadwaj #FreePoliticalPrisoners #ProfilesOfDissent
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Delhi Court to shortly begin hearing Delhi Police plea for extension of Umar Khalid's judicial custody in connection with a Delhi riots case under UAPA.

Police has sought an extension of 30 days.

@UmarKhalidJNU @DelhiPolice

#DelhiRiots #UmarKhalid
Last month, Khalid was sent to judicial custody till October 22.

Yesterday, Khalid had informed the Court that he was being kept in solidarity confinement in Tihar jail.

Read more: barandbench.com/news/litigatio…

@UmarKhalidJNU @DelhiPolice

#DelhiRiots #UmarKhalid
Umar Khalid joins the hearing virtually.

@UmarKhalidJNU
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Delhi Court directs jail authorities to provide adequate security to Umar Khalid during his judicial custody in a Delhi riots case.

The case pertains to FIR registered at PS Khajuri Khas.

@UmarKhalidJNU

#DelhiRiots
Delhi Court also allows Khalid to carry his spectacles, books as per Jail Rules.

Video conference meeting with lawyer aslo permitted as per Jail Rules.

#DelhiRiots2020

@UmarKhalidJNU
A similar order was passed by Additional Sessions Judge while remanding Umar Khalid to judicial custody till October 22 in the Delhi riots case concerning the commission of offences under UAPA.

#UmarKhalid

barandbench.com/news/litigatio…
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A tweet thread.
It is a strange phenomenon. Not the way in which the judicial and criminal investigation processes have been subverted in India to arrest and oppress victims and punish civil rights campaigners. That is a travesty of justice and a denial of civil rights, alright
It is the brazenness with which such gross acts of egregious violation of constitutional principles and protections of civil liberties are carried out. It is the utter lack of regard for the niceties of due process. It is the widespread support for it among ordinary people.
So the mockery of justice of the #BhimaKoregaon activists's trial and incarceration, the arrest and false charges against #UmarKhalid and the many others falsely accused in the #DelhiRiots police investigation are not only tolerated but actually supported by many in #India
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They've 11 Lakh pages of Data to trap #UmarKhalid but no Data on the 400plus (ballpark figure) Migrant deaths bcoz of Modi's unplanned Lockdown.Migrants aren't vote banks. @narendramodi can check the attachments below about Indian citizens dying on the road. Have some conscience
Just Google it @PMOIndia if you don't have the freaking data!
11 Lakh pages of lies approved by , who else @AmitShah !
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#UmarKhalid being arrested under the UAPA is the latest sign that the Delhi Police is blatantly taking sides when it comes to investigating February's Delhi riots.

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2/ Former JNU student Umar Khalid was arrested by the Delhi Police late last night for his alleged role in the North-East Delhi riots that happened in the aftermath of anti-CAA protests in February.

He has being called one of the major conspirators involved in the violence.
3/ During a peaceful protest, Khalid had said that he and his followers would not respond to hate with hate, going as far to say “ If they fire bullets, then we will hold the Constitution.”

He has been charged with a law used to detain terrorists.
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Umar Khalid is being produced in Karkardooma Court before Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conference. Advocate Tridip Pais is appearing for @UmarKhalidJNU.

His father Ilyas SQR, Kavita Srivastava present in Court says Kavita Krishnan. @kavita_krishnan Image
Delhi Court reserves order in Delhi Police application seeking 10-day custody of Umar Khalid in connection with a Delhi riots case.

#UmarKhalid #DelhiRiots

@DelhiPolice @UmarKhalidJNU
#Breaking: Delhi Courts send Umar Khalid to police custody for ten days in connection with a Delhi riots case.

Khalid to be next produced before Court on September 24.

@UmarKhalidJNU @DelhiPolice

#DelhiRiots
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1: The arrest of ex-Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) leader, Umar Khalid by the Delhi police is another example of the crackdown on peaceful anti-CAA protests held by the students in Delhi. #UmarKhalid has been arrested under the repressive UAPA.

#DelhiRiots
2: The Delhi police is accusing Umar Khalid as being one of the main conspirators of the riots. Amnesty India had earlier in an investigative briefing pointed out on how the police have taken no action against political leaders who made hate speeches in the buildup to the riots.
3: Many students who took part in the peaceful anti-CAA protests are either being arrested and jailed by the Delhi police under draconian anti-terror laws or subjected to intense intimidation and harassment as they are called in for interrogation during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Who Is #UmarKhalid??,
#Thread
Let All Indians Know

- Khalid’s father Syed Qasim Ilyas was a one of the founder member of an organization named SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India), which was banned due to its separatist and radical activities in 2001.
- Based on interaction with JNU students, Umar Khalid is a communist and self-proclaimed atheist but not an Islamist. The anti-Indian slogans which were raised at JNU campus, includes “bharat ke tukde honge, Inshaallah inshaallah’, “PakistanLongLive”.
- Khalid is a main accused for organizing, an event to commemorate Afzal Guru’s death anniversary in JNU campus. According, to the sources, Umar and his group have planned to hold such events in almost 18 universities, across the country.
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Thread:

The arrest of Jihadi element,
#UmarKhalid in connection with his role in orchestrating the anti Hindu Delhi Riots of 2020 , highlights how a deep rooted conspiracy was hatched to tarnish the image of India at the global level.
From Umar Khalid to Tahir Hussain of AAP, everyone planned to burn Delhi into ashes!

Scary!
Appreciation to Delhi Police & Home Ministry for being proactive in exposing the brains behind this conspiracy & bringing them to justice one by one despite extreme pressure these people have tried to put on the cops through their connections with the so-called
AntiHindu parties
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“I’ll speak out even if I come out of this. And today, tomorrow, or a year later — I will come out of this for sure.”

Few weeks before his arrest, #UmarKhalid spoke to @sighyush on Delhi Police's narrative hunting and the media campaign against him.
newslaundry.com/2020/09/14/the…
The activist said that he had reconciled himself with a police witch-hunt in March. “After Malviya’s video, and the right-wing media’s campaign, I was expecting to be questioned. I was mentally prepared to be arrested back in March and April,” he said.
Amit Malviya tweeted a selectively clipped video of Umar's speech in Amravati. BJP attack dogs like Opindia, Zee, Republic and Times Now joined in. Sample the headlines/tickers: “Lens on Tukde Poster Boy”, “On Tape: How Lobby Planned Violence”, “Tukde Link To Delhi Danga”
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Modi ji under trial in Gujarat riots case: Democracy saved. Police did the right things. Courts are the best.( N Modi ji was given clean chit by SC) but our liberals will still accuse him.

Sadhvi Pragya: tortured for 9 years. Arrested on terrorism charge. Police did a good job.
- Court gave her clean chit also. But she is still a terrorist.

Arnab attacked outside studio. Police arrests congress youth wing leaders. Our liberals say arnab himself must have planned it. Arnab grilled by mumbai police for more than 12 hours. Liberals: police is right.
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#DelhiRiots- Lawyer Colin Gonsalves' HRLN received Rs 50 Cr from 4 European Churches; money used to legally defend anti #CAA rioters, #ShaheenBagh n #CAA_NRC_NPR campaign; #LRO wrote @HMOIndia @AmitShah to cancel #FCRA n arrest, prosecute Colin for fueling riots/unrest (Contin) Image
On HRLN website it openly claimed that its lawyers defended stone pelters, rioters, arsonist n criminal elements involved in anti #CAA riots across the country including riot accused Safoora Zargar which is direct violation of FCRA Section 12A(4)(V)(VI) and 12(4B) 1,2,3,6 (Contn) Image
The Church denominations which funded crores to HRLN's patron "Socio-Legal Information Center" are Bread for the World Germany (Protestant) DKA Austria (Catholic) MISEREOR (German Catholic), Karuna TrustUK (Dalit- Buddhist) INCLO (13 NGOs) n Belgium HQ European Commission ImageImageImageImage
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We MUST make this battle personal:

The arrest of students & #UmarKhalid under UAPA is the handiwork of 2 police officers - DCP Rajesh Deo and DCP Joy Tirkey.

DCP Deo was transferred by the EC during Delhi polls for being biased & DCP Tirkey has protected ABVP goons.

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These arrests under UAPA have been made in the North-East Delhi pogrom case to take focus away from the real perpetrators.

Strangely, despite @DelhiPolice informing me that Kapil Mishra NEVER took permission for his rally during the violence, he has not been booked.

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DCP Deo & DCP Tirkey have adopted the Gujarat Model - they owe loyalty to 1 person than to the uniform.

Thats why they were put in charge.

Ergo, it is the duty of EVERY patriotic Indian to delve deep into the antecedents of these 2 officers & remind them of their jobs.

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I analyzed case transcripts and testimonies from Nuremberg, Rwanda, and Yugoslavia and the frightening reality is this.

India is already primed for genocidal violence. The attack on #UmarKhalid is simply one of the many acts of violence we are yet to witness.
In its 2003 verdict, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) found Rwandan journalists Ferdinand Nahimana and Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza guilty of genocide, incitement to genocide, conspiracy, and crimes against humanity.
The case against Nahimana and Barayagwiza raised important questions regarding the role of the media and their social accountability. For the first time since the Nuremberg trials, hate speech was prosecuted as a war crime.
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#BREAKING

It is deeply worrying that student activist and rights defender, @UmarKhalidJNU, was shot at, in the heart of Delhi. He escaped unhurt. The government must investigate this attack and bring those responsible to justice. @DelhiPolice (1/3)
In February 2016, #UmarKhalid along with Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya were charged with sedition and arrested in connection with an event that was held in Jawaharlal Nehru University. (2/3)
After Umar Khalid escaped the attack, he told media persons that "There is an atmosphere of fear in the country and anybody who speaks against the government is threatened". (3/3)
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