Imam lambasted ideas of democracy, secularism in his speeches: Delhi court
Hindustan Times|January 26, 2022
JNU student Sharjeel Imam "lambasted" the Constitution, and the ideas of democracy and secularism, a Delhi court said while framing charges of sedition and under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against him for giving alleged inflammatory speeches at Aligarh Muslim University and Delhi's Jamia Nagar area while addressing the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters.
Richa Banka

NEW DELHI: The order came on Monday, but a detailed copy was uploaded on the court's website on Tuesday evening.

The court said that prima facie the speeches were aimed at the Muslim audience, and seem to be "indicative of showing the worthlessness of the community and their existential crisis".

Imam has been in judicial custody since January 28, 2020. On Monday, while framing charges, the court also rejected his bail plea.

Additional sessions judge Amitabh Rawat said that, according to the speeches and other material produced by the prosecution, on a prima facie level, there appears to be a tendency to create public disorder and incitement to violence.

He said violence indeed took place due to Imam's alleged provocative speeches.

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