JNU’s former student Umar Khalid’s pre-recorded message read, “If you are watching this video, it means I have been arrested”

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A video message by JNU’s former student Umar Khalid was recorded before his arrest, his video was played in the press conference in New Delhi on Sunday. He was arrested by Delhi police on Sunday 13th September at night under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for his ‘supposed’ role in communal violence that broke out in North-East Delhi in February 2020.
His video message said,” if you’re watching this video, it means I have already been arrested. The Delhi police haven’t arrested the rioters who provoked and caused the large-scale communal violence in Delhi in February. But instead, it is going after those who criticize the government and its policies, especially the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The ones who participated in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests are being wrongly framed without proof”.
Khalid went on to talk about his speech which was falsely edited and made viral, claiming that it was an attempt to encourage riots. Khalid also claimed that police are pressurizing into giving false declarations with the intention of putting whoever criticizes them behind the bars. In the conclusion of his message, he appealed to people not to be scared and strengthen their voices against injustice.

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