Within hours from the arrest of JNU student activist Umar Khalid by police for his suspected involvement in Delhi’s anti-Hindu riots, the left liberal lobby rushed into action with their usual propaganda. Attempts of rallying support and sympathy for the 33 year old began almost immediately.
As usual, the self styled liberals began the process of painting the development with communal colors by implying that Khalid was arrested just because of his religions and not due to the crime he is an accused in.
These are, as very apperantly visible, tactics of applying pressure on the investigating agencies so that the probe could be disrupted.
Author and activist Saba Naqvi took to Twitter within minutes from the arrest to remind everyone that the one to have been detained is a Muslim and also an ‘outstanding student.’
And since DelhiPolice has to construct a case showing victim as perpetrators of #Delhiriots, they just need faces and names to fill the slots. Nothing against the makers of hate speech. We are living in a dystopia.
— Saba Naqvi (@_sabanaqvi) September 13, 2020
The next in the long queue is journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani, who in her tweet claim that “being a Muslim and asking for your constitutional rights” is a crime in India.
‘My birth is my fatal accident’.
Rohith Vemula’s profound words
Being a Muslim and asking for your constitutional rights is a crime in New India. #StandWithUmarKhalid
— Arfa Khanum Sherwani (@khanumarfa) September 14, 2020
Below are some more tweets, where a blatant attempt to communalize an investigation and disrupt its course of action, could be seen.
Accusations, jail life, legal fight to prove innocence, these are daily proceedings for muslims in india now#StandWithUmarKhalid
— ️Ladeeda Farzana (@ladeedafarzana) September 14, 2020
Being a Muslim is crime in third world country called India.#StandWithUmarKhalid
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) September 14, 2020
— Shanti (@ShantiWho) September 14, 2020
For people who are criticising Umar Khalid right now for having a different political opinion:
You will always be a Muslim in the eyes of the oppressor. He is being persecuted for the crimes he hasn't commited because he is a Muslim. 1/n#StandWithUmarKhalid
— Nabiya Khan | نبیہ خان (@NabiyaKhan11) September 14, 2020
I am umar khalid
My crime is my religion
My crime is my education
My crime is my question
You can jail one umar,
But you can't jail millions of umar out there.#StandWithUmarKhalid #ScrapUAPA #Azadi pic.twitter.com/I9xWP5tkTn
— Hamza Noman Masood Alig (@qazihamzamasood) September 14, 2020
Umar Khalid was named in the Delhi police chargesheet as one of the masterminds of the anti-Hindu riots which broke out earlier this year on the wake of American President Donald Trump’s visit to India. Others to be named include Aam Aadmi Party councilor Tahir Hussain. On this past Sunday, Khalid was summoned for questioning by the special cell and was arrested later in the day.