Umar Khalid completes 300 days in jail, support pours in
Hyderabad, Jul 15 : Countless activists stood in solidarity with human rights activist Umar Khalid as they tweeted Umar Khalid completes 300 days in jail, support pours in#umarkorihakaro yesterday. Khalid has been jailed for the last 300 days after he was booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) on allegations of instigating the Delhi riots in February 2020.
What adds to the Twitter users’ rage is the recent death of Father Stan Swamy who died in prison for his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon riots. Dubbing the UAPA as a barbaric law, countless activists have time and again made a case for the release of political prisoners who were unfairly maligned just for speaking against the current regime’s governance.
Poet Hussain Haidry in his tweet noted that Khalid had written an article right before his arrest that he was being framed on false charges by the police. Another photograph openly contrasted the values Umar Khalif stood for and opposed it with perpetrators of violence who have gone scot free.