Umar Khalid, Sharjeel may face death sentence in fake case » Kashmir Media Service

File photo of Umar Khalid and Sharjeel imam | and Twitter @Goutham09828240New Delhi, November 23 (KMS): Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet before a court against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid and student Sharjeel Imam in a concocted case related to the “conspiracy” behind the February anti-Muslim violence in the northeast part of New Delhi. The two Muslim student leaders may face death penalty under the Modi-led fascist Indian government.

The police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat against Khalid and Imam under relevant sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

They have also been accused of rioting, unlawful assembly, criminal conspiracy, murder, promoting enmity on the ground of religion, language, caste etc and other sections of the Indian Penal Code. The offences entail a maximum punishment of death penalty.

Communal clashes had broken out in northeast Delhi on February 24 after violence between those who supported amendments in the citizenship law and those who opposed them. The violence left at least 53 people, mostly Muslims, dead and around 200 injured.

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