Jamia Protestors Carry Posters Supporting Radical Islamist Sharjeel Imam: Report

Jamia Protestors Carry Posters Supporting Radical Islamist Sharjeel Imam: ReportA protest by Jamia students (Twitter/@jamiamillia_)

Posters expressing solidarity with JNU student Sharjeel Imam who is currently facing charges of sedition were seen during an anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest by students of Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi on Monday (10 February).

Some protesters were seen holding posters saying 'Stop Vilification' and 'Solidarity with Sharjeel Imam'.

Imam, who was arrested by Delhi Police from Bihar, was among the organisers of Shaheen Bagh protests and sparked a controversy after a video of his went viral where he was seen calling for splitting the north-east from India.

“If we can organise 5 lakh people, it would be possible to permanently cut off Assam with rest of India...if not permanently, then at least for a few months... only then will the government hear our voice”, Imam had said.

He had also called for Muslims to show their demographic power and shut down cities and not have any sympathies or regard for Mahatma Gandhi.

The protest march to Parliament called by the Jamia Coordination Committee was blocked by Delhi Police after the protesters were stopped near Holy Family Hospital which is walking distance from Jamia Millia Islamia.

(With inputs from IANS)