Umar Khalid, an Indian political activist and former student leader, recently completed 1000 days in jail without a trial. He has been detained since his arrest on September 13, 2020, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Delhi riots that occurred earlier that year. Since then, Khalid has been involved in various social and political causes, particularly related to minority rights, social justice, and freedom of expression. He has been a vocal critic of the Indian government’s policies and has participated in several public debates and discussions. Khalid recently completed 1000 days in jail without a trial. He has been detained since his arrest on September 13, 2020, under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in connection with the Delhi riots that occurred earlier that year. Khalid’s case has attracted attention and raised concerns about the prolonged detention of individuals without a trial in India.
“These 1,000 days are not just about Umar but they also mark 1,000 days of shame for the Indian justice system,” said independent journalist Ravish Kumar at a public meeting organised by a group of activists, journalists, and advocates to mark 1,000 days of student-activist Dr Umar Khalid’s incarceration.
Who is Umar Khalid?
Umar Khalid is an Indian political activist and former student leader who gained prominence for his involvement in student politics and activism in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi, India. He emerged as one of the prominent faces of the “Justice for Rohith Vemula” movement, which demanded justice for a Dalit research scholar who died by suicide in 2016. Khalid was also associated with the “Stand with JNU” movement, which emerged after a controversial event took place on the JNU campus in February 2016. He was accused of sedition along with other students for allegedly raising anti-national slogans during the event. However, it’s important to note that Khalid has denied the charges.
Khalid’s continued incarceration without a trial raises questions about the delays in the judicial process and the impact it has on an individual’s fundamental rights. Activists and supporters have criticized the prolonged detention and have raised concerns about the fairness of the legal system. They argue that Khalid’s case exemplifies a broader pattern of using legal processes to suppress dissent and stifle activism.
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JNU Sedition Case
Umar Khalid was one of the students accused of sedition in connection with a controversial event that took place at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in February 2016. The event sparked a nationwide debate as allegations were made that anti-national slogans were raised during the gathering. Khalid and other students were charged with sedition, which they denied. The case is still ongoing, and opinions about the incident remain divided.
Labelled as part of “Tukde Tukde Gang”
Umar Khalid was labeled as part of the so-called “Tukde Tukde Gang” by some political groups and media outlets. The term was used to refer to individuals allegedly involved in activities aimed at dividing India. Khalid’s association with certain leftist groups and his involvement in student activism contributed to these allegations. Critics accused him of promoting anti-national sentiments and engaging in activities that threatened national unity.
Controversial Speeches and Views
Khalid’s speeches and public statements on various issues, including Kashmir, nationalism, and social justice, have generated controversy. Some of his viewpoints and statements have been perceived as radical or provocative by certain sections of society, especially the right-wing media and the supporters of the current regime of BJP. These views, along with his activism, made him a prominent and polarizing figure in public discourse.
Prolonged Detention Without Trial
One of the main controversies is the prolonged detention of Umar Khalid without a trial. As mentioned earlier, he has been in jail for an extended period without a verdict in his case. Critics argue that this extended detention without a speedy trial raises concerns about due process and fundamental rights. Critics argue that his arrest reflects a broader pattern of using legal mechanisms to silence political opposition. The prolonged detention of Umar Khalid without a trial has raised concerns about the principle of “innocent until proven guilty.”
Critics argue that the extended period of incarceration without a verdict undermines the right to a fair and speedy trial, as enshrined in the Indian Constitution. They contend that this extended detention can have severe psychological and emotional effects on the individual and their families.
Allegations of Political Targeting
Some individuals and groups’ view Khalid’s arrest as an act of political targeting. They claim that his activism, outspokenness, and involvement in student movements have made him a target of the government, which seeks to suppress dissenting voices. Critics of Khalid’s arrest claim that it is a result of his political activism and outspoken nature, particularly his vocal opposition to certain government policies. They argue that the arrest is an attempt to intimidate and silence dissenting voices, thereby curbing democratic freedoms. Some believe that Khalid’s arrest is part of a larger pattern of targeting activists and intellectuals critical of the current government of BJP.
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Application of Stringent Laws
Umar Khalid’s arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) has sparked controversy. The UAPA is a stringent anti-terrorism law in India, and critics argue that its broad provisions can be misused to stifle dissent and curb freedom of expression. Concerns have been raised about the potential misuse of such laws to target individuals engaged in peaceful political activism. The UAPA is a stringent anti-terrorism law in India, and critics argue that its broad provisions can be misused to stifle dissent and curb freedom of expression. The use of the UAPA in Khalid’s case has raised similar concerns about the scope and misuse of the law.
The UAPA allows for preventive detention and empowers authorities to designate individuals and organizations as “terrorist” entities. Critics argue that the broad definitions and provisions of the law can be abused to suppress legitimate dissent and political opposition. They call for a re-evaluation of the use of such stringent laws to protect civil liberties.
Fairness of Investigation
Some have raised questions about the fairness of the investigation into Khalid’s case. Critics of Khalid’s arrest argue that the evidence against him may be weak or insufficient, and his arrest might be based on political motivations rather than concrete evidence. They call for a transparent and impartial investigation to ensure justice is served. Some critics of the arrest have also alleged political interference in the investigation, suggesting that it may have been influenced by the government’s agenda rather than being conducted objectively and impartially.
Khalid’s extended detention raises concerns about the delay in the delivery of justice. Such delays undermine the principle of justice itself. Prolonged pre-trial detention not only affects the individual’s life and reputation but also hampers their ability to mount an effective defense, as witnesses’ memories may fade, and evidence may become less reliable over time. Khalid’s prolonged detention without a trial infringes upon his fundamental rights, including the right to liberty and the right to a fair trial. The right to a speedy trial is considered a fundamental aspect of criminal justice systems, ensuring that individuals are not subjected to indefinite detention without being presented with evidence and having their case heard in a timely manner.
Khalid’s prolonged detention without a trial reflects a troubling erosion of democratic values in India. It raises concerns about the fair and impartial treatment of individuals who express dissenting opinions or engage in activism. Such actions can create a chilling effect on free speech, discouraging people from voicing their opinions and participating in democratic processes.
To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.
The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.
Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.
We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.
We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.
This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.
So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.
Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.
Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.
Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.
A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.
There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.
We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”
In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.
The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.
Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.
This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.
Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.
Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.
This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.
This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.
But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.
But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.
We will not forgive or forget.
Israel: A criminal state par excellance
In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.
Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.
In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.
Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.
Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.
Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community sought to overlook Israel’s real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly on some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.
Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,
What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.
Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.
Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.
Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .
As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.
Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.
World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza
The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.
As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.
The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.
Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.
As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.
Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.
I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.
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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.“
People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.
We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.
Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.
In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.
It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.
Palestinians have resist Jewish terror
But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.
Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?
Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.
To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.
Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.
Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.
Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.
Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.
Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying
Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.
We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well
However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”
This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.
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