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Anti-CAA protests: Delhi courtroom frames sedition cost in opposition to Sharjeel Imam, denies him bail | Information

New Delhi: A Delhi courtroom on Monday framed expenses underneath sedition in opposition to JNU scholar Sharjeel Imam and denied him bail in a case associated to alleged inflammatory speeches made by him throughout the protests in opposition to the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA) and Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) in 2019.
“Accused is directed to be charged for the offences underneath sections 124A (sedition), 153A (selling enmity on grounds of faith), 153B (assertions prejudicial to nationwide integration), 505 (statements conducing to public mischief), of Indian Penal Code and part 13 (punishment for illegal actions) of UAPA. Vide separate order, the appliance filed by Sharjeel Imam for grant of standard bail is dismissed,” Further Classes Choose Amitabh Rawat ordered.
As per the prosecution, Imam had allegedly made speeches at Jamia Millia Islamia on December 13, 2019, and at Aligarh Muslim College on December 16, 2019, the place he threatened to chop off Assam and the remainder of the Northeast from India.
Imam, whereas searching for bail, mentioned that his speeches don’t fall throughout the that means of Sedition. 
“The place is the decision of violence? How does Sedition come into play? The context is to dam the roads. How is that this seditious? He referred to as for a larger federal construction. That was the intent,” his lawyer had argued earlier than the courtroom.
Whereas, the prosecution claimed that his speeches incited hatred, contempt, and disaffection in the direction of the Central Authorities and instigated the folks which led to the violence in December 2019.
“Within the garb of CAA, he (Imam) exhorted folks of a specific group to dam highways resulting in main cities and resort to ‘chakka jaam’. Additionally, within the identify of opposing CAA, he brazenly threatened to chop off Assam and different Northeastern states from the remainder of the nation,” the Delhi Police’s cost sheet said.
Imam is in judicial custody since January 2020. He’s additionally one of many accused within the Delhi riots conspiracy case.
In his protection, Imam had earlier informed the courtroom that he’s not a terrorist and his prosecution is a “whip of a monarch fairly than a authorities established by legislation”. Whereas, the prosecution claimed that violent riots happened pursuant to Imam’s speech.
Delhi Police had filed a cost sheet in opposition to Imam within the case, wherein it alleged that he allegedly gave speeches inciting hatred, contempt, and disaffection in the direction of the Central Authorities and instigated the folks which led to the violence in December 2019. 
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