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  • Writer's pictureKushal Kumar Jha

Former JNU student Umar Khalid arrested in North-East Delhi Riots case

Delhi Police on Sunday arrested Former JNU student Umar Khalid under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for instigating violence during the North-East Delhi riots that happened in February.

“Khalid was one of the main conspirators of riots in which 53 persons died, and over 400 were injured,” said the Special Cell of Delhi Police after arresting the former Jawaharlal Nehru University student.

In 2016, Umar Khalid was charged with sedition and got arrested for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans inside the JNU campus along with student union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

In February this year, Communal violence had broken out between Anti-CAA and Pro-CAA protestors resulting in several deaths and loss of property.

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