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Delhi Riots: ‘Vague’ FIR Names Umar Khalid, Police Arrests Jamia Student

Former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid has been named as the prime accused in a case in which Jamia student Meeran Haider was recently arrested. Haider, a research scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia and a youth leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police in connection with his alleged involvement in violence in North East Delhi in February 2020.…

In the FIR, it is alleged that the two, along with their friends hatched the conspiracy of the riot which took place in Delhi on February 23, 24 and 25. The police have alleged that, as part of the duo’s conspiracy, women and children were made to protest on the road.

Several Muslim activists have been arrested by Delhi Police in the last few weeks in connection with the violence in North Delhi, which killed at least 53 people and injured close to 200. Several people have recently received notices, similar to the one that Haider got, from the police.

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