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Delhi riots: Provide adequate security to Umar Khalid, court directs jail authorities

Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid has been arrested under the anti-terror law in connection with the communal violence in north east Delhi in February.
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The accused former JNU student Umar Khalid is in judicial custody till October 22 in the UAPA case.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 19, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Toy sellers huddle beneath a tarp to shelter from rain near Statue Circle, in Jaipur, Rajasthan (Photo by Himanshu Vyas / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 08:53 AM IST
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Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
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Umar Khalid sent to Tihar till October 22

On September 14, the court had sent Khalid to the custody of Delhi police’s special cell for 10 days, after the agency had alleged that he had hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi during the visit of US President Donald Trump.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.
Delhi Police’ has alleged that Khalid hatched a conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi. He has denied the charge.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 11:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka, New Delhi

How the Delhi riots probe polarised society | Analysis

The police investigation has polarised the public. While a section finds the police biased for targeting the anti-CAA protesters, the other justifies the police action, clamouring for stringent legal action against the accused in the UAPA charge-sheet. The truth lies somewhere in between
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
It was a mammoth exercise to conduct a probe in the riots which claimed 53 lives and injured 583 others(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 06:59 PM IST
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Umar Khalid sent to judicial custody till Oct 22 in UAPA case

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control leaving at least 53 people dead and around 200 injured.
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)
Khalid was present before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat through video conferencing at the end of his police custody.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Umar Khalid plea to meet family rejected

Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said there was no merit in the plea by Khalid, who is in 10-day police custody till September 24.
The investigating officer (IO) in his reply to the application said that as per the court’s directions, Khalid has been allowed to meet his counsel every day.(HT Photo)
The investigating officer (IO) in his reply to the application said that as per the court’s directions, Khalid has been allowed to meet his counsel every day.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 03:30 AM IST
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Delhi riots: ‘Insider’ witness saw protesters being incited, say police

Officials familiar with the charge sheet and the investigation that went into filing it said the insider’s statement was crucial evidence and shows that some anti-CAA protesters such as Tanha and Khalid planned the riots by blocking roads.
In February, the national Capital was shaken by communal riots, the worst in at least three decades, with clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in several parts of northeast Delhi.(PTI file photo)
In February, the national Capital was shaken by communal riots, the worst in at least three decades, with clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups in several parts of northeast Delhi.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2020 02:32 AM IST
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Delhi Police’s Umar Khalid investigation hinges on witnesses X and Y

X and Y, now in protective custody, made statements before metropolitan magistrate Fahad Uddin last month, claiming they were part of protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, alongside Pinjra Tod (Break the Cage, a collective of women students) members and Jawaharlal Nehru University students Narwal and Kalita.
Khalid, a former JNU student leader, was arrested on Sunday night under UAPA.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Khalid, a former JNU student leader, was arrested on Sunday night under UAPA.(Rahul Raut/HT file photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 05:36 AM IST
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Delhi Police targeting CAA-NRC critics, says Umar Khalid in video recorded before arrest

“If you are watching this video, it means that I have been arrested,” said Umar Khalid in the two-minute video, which was shown in a press conference organised by activists to condemn the police investigation into the communal riots in north-east Delhi.
Delhi Police had claimed that Khalid, along with some other prominent anti-CAA protesters, had used the protest sites to plan and orchestrate the riots.(PTI file photo)
Delhi Police had claimed that Khalid, along with some other prominent anti-CAA protesters, had used the protest sites to plan and orchestrate the riots.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 01:25 AM IST
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Delhi Riots: What former police commissioner Neeraj Kumar says on Umar Khalid and Kapil Mishra

“On the basis of limited inputs I have, I know that Delhi Police has come up with some technical evidence. It is not based on some heresy,” the former police chief said.
Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)
Former Delhi Police commissioner Neeraj Kumar (Photo: HT)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 09:52 AM IST
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Delhi: Activists’ press conference condemns Umar Khalid’s arrest

Umar Khalid has been arrested for his alleged role in orchestrating the north-east riots in Delhi in February
The press conference was attended by former member of the Planning Commission Syeda Hameed; Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Prashant Bhushan; Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation, or CPI (ML), leader Kavita Krishnan; senior journalist Pamela Philipose; and former Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president Nandita Narain.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
The press conference was attended by former member of the Planning Commission Syeda Hameed; Supreme Court (SC) lawyer Prashant Bhushan; Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation, or CPI (ML), leader Kavita Krishnan; senior journalist Pamela Philipose; and former Delhi University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) president Nandita Narain.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 16, 2020 03:28 PM IST
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Umar Khalid in 10-day custody, police to show him 1.1mn pages of data

Umar Khalid’s counsel Trideep Pais told the court that his client was not in Delhi between February 23 and 26, when the riots took place; that he was opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, or CAA, and not ashamed of his stand; and that the police were yet to produce evidence that Khalid had incited the protests.
The court accepted the police’s remand application on the grounds that the 33-year-old has to be confronted with a huge volume of technical data, and that he should be sent to custody so that an effective investigation can be carried out(PTI)
The court accepted the police’s remand application on the grounds that the 33-year-old has to be confronted with a huge volume of technical data, and that he should be sent to custody so that an effective investigation can be carried out(PTI)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 06:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Why no action against ruling party leaders, ask former top cops

The letter written by IPS officials to Delhi police commissioner SN Shrivastava was shared on social media platforms a day after the Delhi Police arrested former JNU student Umar Khalid in connection with the Delhi riots.
Mishra hailed the police on arresting Khalid and likened the riots with 26/11 attacks.(HT Photo)
Mishra hailed the police on arresting Khalid and likened the riots with 26/11 attacks.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 15, 2020 02:07 AM IST
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Delhi Police get 10-day custody of Umar Khalid after his arrest under anti-terror law

Umar Khalid was arrested after being questioned twice. He has denied the allegations, calling the inquiry a conspiracy
Umar Khalid.(HT File)
Umar Khalid.(HT File)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 08:04 PM IST
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Umar Khalid’s arrest: Activists, academicians, politicians express solidarity, call it a ‘witch-hunt’

The signatories to the statement include Ravi Kiran Jain and V Suresh of the Peoples Union for Civil Liberties; lawyers Mihir Desai and ND Pancholi; academics Satish Deshpande, Mary John, Apoorvanand, Nandini Sundar and Shuddhabrata Sengupta; and rights activists Aakar Patel, Mander, Farah Naqvi and Biraj Patnaik
Umar Khalid.(HT Photo)
Umar Khalid.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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‘Delhi Police trying to mute voices of those who dissent against govt’: Umar Khalid’s father

The Delhi police’s special cell on Sunday arrested Khalid, 33, for his alleged role in the conspiracy behind the February riots in the national capital
Ilyas said Umar Khalid is being targeted for participating in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).(PTI)
Ilyas said Umar Khalid is being targeted for participating in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).(PTI)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 01:19 PM IST
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Delhi riots: Filmmakers Saba Dewan, Rahul Roy called for questioning

The Delhi police on Monday summoned documentary filmmakers Rahul Roy and Saba Dewan for questioning in connection with the North-East Delhi riots in February, a day after they arrested former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid on charges of conspiracy in the case.
Firefighters stand near a fire rescue vehicle as they douse burnt-out vehicles and buildings in northeast Delhi in February.(AFP)
Firefighters stand near a fire rescue vehicle as they douse burnt-out vehicles and buildings in northeast Delhi in February.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 11:25 AM IST
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Umar Khalid arrested in connection with North-East Delhi riots

Khalid was called for questioning on Sunday, an officer, who did not wish to be named, said. He has been interrogated twice in the last two months for his alleged role.
In at least four charge sheets, police have said Khalid had met suspended and jailed Aam Aadmi Party’s councillor Hussain and Saifi on January 8 at the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest site to allegedly plan the riots.(PTI Photo)
In at least four charge sheets, police have said Khalid had met suspended and jailed Aam Aadmi Party’s councillor Hussain and Saifi on January 8 at the Shaheen Bagh sit-in protest site to allegedly plan the riots.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 01:17 AM IST
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Former JNU student Umar Khalid arrested in connection with North-East Delhi riots

“Khalid was one of the main conspirators of riots in which 53 persons died and over 400 were injured,” special cell of Delhi Police said after the arrest.
The former JNU scholar has been questioned twice by the police over the speeches he delivered at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The former JNU scholar has been questioned twice by the police over the speeches he delivered at the Shaheen Bagh protest site.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 14, 2020 01:16 AM IST
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Former JNU student Umar Khalid questioned in Delhi riots case, cellphone seized

Joint commissioner of police (special cell) Neeraj Thakur confirmed that Khalid was questioned by his team at their office on Friday and that his cellphone was seized for investigation. Thakur, however, refused to share further details.
Khalid’s cellphone was also seized, police said Saturday(Hindustan Times)
Khalid’s cellphone was also seized, police said Saturday(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 06:28 AM IST
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Charge sheets against Tahir Hussain, Pinjra Tod activists in N-E Delhi riots case

At least 53 people were killed and around 400 injured n the violence that started as clashes between protestors for and against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act .
Police said their investigation revealed that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy to cause riots in north-east Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Police said their investigation revealed that there was a deep-rooted conspiracy to cause riots in north-east Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 11:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

‘Why Kejriwal supports those who want to break India?’ says Nadda in fresh attack

The newly-elected BJP president spoke about the 2016 JNU sedition case in his fresh attack against AAP.
Former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar addressing a gathering of students in this file photo.(HT Photo)
Former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar addressing a gathering of students in this file photo.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 12:34 PM IST
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Ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid dares Centre to take action against ‘tukde tukde’ gang

Khalid was speaking at the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) gathering organised by student organisation Chhatra Bharti, at Mumbai’s YB Chavan Centre on Sunday.
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid at a protest againt the CAA and NRC in Mumbai, Jan 5, 2020.(HT Photo)
Former JNU student leader Umar Khalid at a protest againt the CAA and NRC in Mumbai, Jan 5, 2020.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 07:18 AM IST
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‘Can’t sit on file’: Court raps Delhi govt for delay in Kanhaiya Kumar sedition case

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sherawat said that precious time of the court is being wasted as the decision with respect to the grant of sanction to prosecute hangs fire.
The court gave the Delhi Police three weeks to get the permission needed to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and other accused.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The court gave the Delhi Police three weeks to get the permission needed to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and other accused.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 09:10 PM IST
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JNU sedition case: Police claim 6 students testified against Kanhaiya Kumar

The police also said that the eyewitnesses had seen Kumar accompanying the procession of JNU students forming unlawful assembly and raising anti-national slogans.
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition for raising ‘anti-India slogans’ at an event in JNU campus on Feb 9, 2016.(PTI File)
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar who has been charged with sedition for raising ‘anti-India slogans’ at an event in JNU campus on Feb 9, 2016.(PTI File)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, others charged with sedition, question timing of charge sheet

Kanhaiya Kumar, who completed his PhD from the university’s School of International Studies last year, said the chargesheet was “politically motivated”.
Umar Khalid (right) said that the government has once again tried to deflect attention from its failures by raking up this issue just before elections.(HT File)
Umar Khalid (right) said that the government has once again tried to deflect attention from its failures by raking up this issue just before elections.(HT File)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 10:54 AM IST
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JNU sedition case: Witnesses, videos, posters listed as evidence by Delhi police

A senior special cell officer said all the 10 accused persons have been named in the chargesheet on the basis of video evidence and eye-witness statements.
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar has been charged with sedition, three years after he and others allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at an event at the university.(Reuters File)
File photo of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar has been charged with sedition, three years after he and others allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at an event at the university.(Reuters File)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 10:13 AM IST
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Charge sheet soon in sedition case against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid: Delhi police chief

The Delhi police will soon file a charge sheet in the sedition case against former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other activists, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik said on Wednesday.
Kanhaiya Kumar (pictured), Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 in a sedition case for allegedly organising an event in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Kanhaiya Kumar (pictured), Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 in a sedition case for allegedly organising an event in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru.(Kunal Patil/HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 08:46 AM IST
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JNU student president hits out at Nirmala Sitharaman over her ‘waging a war’ comment

“They are waging a war against India, say pamphlets. Their brochures say that. Such people leading the JNUSU or JNUSU members openly participating with such forces, you do not need to hesitate to say anti-India, therefore,” Sitharaman said.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference in New Delhi on September 18, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing a press conference in New Delhi on September 18, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 10:08 AM IST
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