Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam charged with sedition

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police on Saturday charged former JNU student Sharjeel Imam with sedition before a court in Delhi for allegedly inciting people to indulge in activities detrimental to the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
The police made the allegations in its charge sheet filed before the court in a case related to anti-CAA riots earlier this year.
The agency filed the final report under various sections including 124-A (Sedition), 153(A) (Promoting enmity), 153-A (promoting enmity, Hatred between different communities), 153-B (Assertion prejudicial to national integration) and 505 (spreading rumors) of IPC and under the sections of stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
“He is accused of delivering seditious speeches and inciting a particular section of community to indulge in unlawful activities,
detrimental to sovereignty and integrity of the nation,” the chargesheet said.
“In the garb of protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act, he exhorted people of a particular community to block the highways leading to the major cities and resort to ‘Chakka Jam’, thereby disrupting normal life,” it said.
It further alleged that Iman openly defied the Constitution and called it a “fascist” document.
“In the name of opposing ‘CAA’ he also openly propagated blocking the ‘chicken neck’ connecting the mainland India with the Northeast. He also showed utter contempt and disregard for the democratic means of protest,” it said.
The court is likely to take up the matter for hearing on July 27.

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