“Delhi Police arrested several activists and protestors last year under the stringent UAPA law in the Delhi riots conspiracy case. While some like Natasha Narwal, Debangana Kalita and Asif Tanha have got bail that too after spending almost one year behind the bars, many others are still languishing in jail without even a trial, leave alone bail. Activist Umar Khalid who was also arrested by the Delhi Police under UAPA in the same case, told a Delhi court on Monday that there were various contradictions in the police’s claims against him, describing the case against him as “cooked up”. In the argument for Umar Khalid’s bail, his lawyer Tridep pais tore apart the basis on which chargesheet was filed against Khalid. In his argument, he explained how videos from Mainstream news channels Republic and News 18, who are often accused of spreading propaganda of the ruling BJP were used to form a basis for the case against Umar Khalid. In this video today, we are going to discuss what Tridep Pais argued in court.
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