Syed Qasim Ilyas, father of Umar Khalid who had arranged the event to commemorate Afzal Guru’s death anniversary at the Jawaharlal Nehru University during which anti-India slogans were raised, said that his son was being targeted because he was a Muslim’
Here’s what Ilyas said:-
1. He was fighting for the poor people of this country. He was fighting for the farmers and Dalits.
2.Journalists are declaring him anti-national and we are against it. Media has no right to portray him as a mastermind. Let the court decide it.
3.He was at number 7 among the 10 organisers of that event so how can he be a mastermind.
4.I think university should have seen into this issue rather than sending police into the campus.
5.I think Umar should surrender because we trust the judiciary system of our country. He should be provided proper