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Sharjeel Imam: Why Delhi court decided to frame sedition, UAPA charges

Speeches not in a moment of haste or anger

The accused has made utterances not just once but many times over, the Court noted.

“It is not as if the words are spelt out in a moment of haste or anger or antagonism without intending it,” the judge held.

Utterances not related to CAA protests

Imam was stated to have tried to convince his audience that Muslims as a community had been deprived due to the Constitution and its makers or those who were required to protect it.

Utterances were made about killings in the name of cow and of Mulims not being afforded reservation.

“The references to cow­ killing or reservations not being given to Muslims who had converted from Hindus as such have no relevance for the protest which is ostensibly shown in the arguments as against the CAA law. The speeches appear to be completely pessimistic. In his admitted speech , he focuses that Muslims are concentrated in urban areas and there are 24 cities in the country where the Muslim population can stop the functioning and put to the city at halt and bring the government to its knees,” the Court noted.

Source: Barandbench

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