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Umar Khalid reveals why he is not a terrorist; cops clamp JNU campus

Umar Khalid And Four More Absconding Students, Alleged Of Raising Anti-India Slogans, Have Been Staying Inside Jawaharlal Nehru University Campus Since Late Night Yesterday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Ankit Pal | Updated on: 22 Feb 2016, 10:57:17 AM

New Delhi:

Umar Khalid and four more absconding students, alleged of raising anti-India slogans, have been staying inside Jawaharlal Nehru University campus since late night yesterday.

Ready to surrender Khalid addressed students inside the campus to claim that he is not a terrorist and has been framed by media trials.

He also claimed that allegations of making two visits to Pakistan are baseless as he does not own a passport.

Cops on the other hand have clamped varsity campus to ensure Khalid and others arrest if they not surrender within time limit.

Khalid is scheduled to meet vice chancellor of University today.

The five students Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Rama Naga, Ashutosh Kumar and Anant Prakash had gone missing from the campus since February 12 after JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in a sedition case lodged in connection with an event held on the campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru where anti-naitonal slogans were allegedly raised.

According to Ashutosh, former president of JNU students union and a PhD scholar at varsity’s School of International studies, they “have come back with a view of supporting the enquiry. The massive support we got from students and others from across the globe gave us the strength to return. I, Rama, Anirban and Anant were around but did not come in public due to atmosphere of mob lynching.”

He, however, maintained that the four of them were not in touch with Umar Khalid and had spoken to him last on February 9, the day of the event.

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First Published : 22 Feb 2016, 09:38:00 AM