Founding father of the United Towards Hate marketing campaign, Khalid Saifi, who’s accused in a UAPA case in reference to the Northeast Delhi riots, instructed a Delhi courtroom by means of his lawyer that the prosecution is trying to communalise the narrative.
Showing on behalf of Saifi earlier than Extra Periods Decide Amitabh Rawat, the submissions for bail have been made by senior advocate Rebecca John. The courtroom will pronounce its order on the bail arguments after her rebuttals to the prosecution’s arguments are full.
On that Saifi attended a protest at Jantar Mantar, John stated, “Jantar Mantar was a protest web site opened for public, nothing secretive about it. Since time immemorial, individuals have gone there to air their grievances.”
Relating to the prosecution’s claims that Saifi met Umar Khalid, John stated there was no proof, and on of Saifi having addressed a gathering, John stated, “Assume that is true, even then that is not proof of any sturdy sort which might corroborate their story of Conspiracy.”
John learn out messages from a WhatsApp group referred to as DPSG, whereby contributors had talked about how they need to protest outdoors the CM’s workplace over police inaction. “How this incriminates me beats my reasoning or creativeness. I personal the message. The message solely says that the police haven’t been in a position to management riots and there needs to be accountability. Even when I’ve requested the CM to carry a press convention, that is inside my rights as an Indian citizen,” argued John.
Rejecting the argument that the protest was communal, not natural, and that it was a conspiracy of silence, John stated, “The protest was not communal besides that the individuals who have been towards the Invoice belonged to a selected neighborhood.”
John said that the prosecutor was selectively studying WhatsApp chats: “Ether you learn it collectively or do not. However I object to the try made by the prosecution to take out messages in isolation. In the identical chat, there are messages about Delhi Police and paramilitary forces attacking peaceable protesters. Why is the prosecution trying to communalise the narrative? Do not lay the narrative on one neighborhood…”