'The Wire' columnist and key Shaheen Bagh drama organiser Sharjeel Imam arrested on Sedition charges for urging Muslims to cut Northeast from rest of India
Former JNU student and the main organiser of the Shaheen Bagh protest, Sharjeel Imam has been arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad. Cases have been registered against in five states across the country for urging Muslims to gather at 'Chickens Neck' (Siliguri Corridor) and cut-off North-East from rest of India!
A columnist in far-left rag The Wire, Imam was on the run for the last many days since his speech video went viral. Sharjeel Imam's brother was also arrested by the police in connection with anti-national and communal speeches at the anti-CAA protest.
Sharjeel Imam is one of the key organisers of the protests at Shaheen Bagh. Delhi Police revealed that he had delivered an inflammatory speech earlier on the Jamia Milia Islamia campus and an FIR had been registered against him.
Another case was registered against Imam in Assam under the anti-terror law, taking cognisance of his remark that Assam must be "cut off from rest of India India”. Police in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh had also lodged FIRs against Imam in connection with the same incident.