‘For How Long?’ Asks Umar Khalid to ‘Paid Media’ Near Delhi Court

Khalid is currently in judicial custody in connection with the Delhi riots case.
Umar Khalid
Former JNU student #UmarKhalid, who appeared before the Patiala House Court on 15 March 2021

In a viral video, former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid, who appeared before the Patiala House Court on Monday, 15 March, in connection with the 2016 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case, was seen slamming media organisations for spreading ‘false narratives.’

“For how long will you do paid journalism,” Khalid was heard repeatedly asking media persons outside the court, even as the Delhi cops asked him to “keep quiet.”

Khalid is currently in judicial custody in connection with the Delhi riots case.

The Patiala House Court ordered the Delhi Police to supply copies of the charge sheet and said that it will assemble for scrutiny of documents on 7 April.

The charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police claims that Khalid and others named in the case had raised seditious slogans at JNU on 9 February 2016. The slogans were allegedly raised at an event to mark the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

The students named in the charge sheet include Kanhaiya Kumar, Khalid, Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain Gattoo, Muneeb Hussain Gattoo, Umar Gul, Rayees Rasool, Basharat Ali and Khalid Bashir Bhatt.

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