Student leader and co-founder of United Against Hate, Umar Khalid is a courageous and outspoken defender of constitutional values. Constantly the target of the BJP government, Right-Wing trolls, rabid TV anchors and survivor of an assassination attempt, nothing has managed to subdue his voice.SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
Sections 186 (Obstruction of public servant from discharging duty), 153A (Wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause a riot), 427 (Causing damage by mischief), 120B (Criminal conspiracy), 302 (Murder), 353 (Assaulting public servant), 435 (Mischief by fire or explosive substance), 124A (Sedition), 307 (Attempt to Murder), 395 (Dacoity) and Sections 13, 16, 17 and 18 of UAPA
May 18, 2023
SC issued notice to Delhi Police on bail plea of Umar Khalid in UAPA case related to 2020 Delhi riots
March 24, 2022
Having deferred the bail order thrice (March 14, 21 and 23), the court denies bail to Umar Khalid by making out a prima facie case based on implausible, contradictory and vague witness statements without taking into consideration material facts of the case.
March 14, 2022
Bail order deferred to March 21. (It is again deferred on March 21 to March 23, and finally to March 24).
March 3, 2022
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat reserves the bail order after hearing arguments from both sides. Order to be pronounced on March 14.
February 1, 2022
Bail hearings continue. Prosecution claims that Delhi riots were successful due to synchronisation and mobilisation.
January 24, 2022
Bail hearing continue. Prosecution, that had started making submissions on Jan 11, says that protest sites across Delhi were indeed organised and were not at all organic.
November 8, 2021
Bail arguments continue. Contradictory statements of witnesses presented in the case are brought to the Court’s attention.
November 3, 2021
Bail hearings continue. Umar Khalid argues that creating a chakka jam or being a part of a Whatsapp group cannot be a criminal act.
October 12, 2021
Bail hearing continues, Umar Khalid argues that the Delhi Police wish to paint everyone in the same brush and that the chargesheet reads like a film script.
September 6, 2021
In order to avoid maintainability issue of the bail application, Umar Khalid withdraws his earlier bail application under section 439 of CrPC and substitutes it with a new one under section 437.
September 3, 2021
Delhi court continues to hear the bail plea. Umar Khalid argues that the police have no evidence against him and that the chargesheet gives the case a communal colour by calling him a veteran of sedition.
Aug 23, 2021
Umar Khalid appears before the Delhi Court for a hearing of his bail plea and argues that the UAPA case is being used to selectively target people who oppose CAA.
May 26, 2021
Khalid writes letter from Tihar, condoling Mahavir Narwal’s death, and his anxieties about staying away from his loved ones amidst a raging pandemic.
May 6, 2021
Delhi Court rejects Delhi Police’s plea to produce Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi by handcuffing in both hands, on grounds of being high risk prisoners, holding that they are not “previous convicts or gangsters”.
April 24, 2021
Umar Khalid tests positive for Covid-19 inside Tihar Jail
April 15, 2021
Delhi Trial court grants bail to Dr. Khalid under IPC charges, noting that the material against him was sketchy and cannot incarcerated indefinitely on the basis of such evidence.
October 12, 2020
October 1, 2020
Behind Bars in connection with Khajuri Khas violence case.
September 16, 2020
Delhi Police file chargesheet against Umar Khalid and 14 others. The charge sheet runs up to 11 volumes, totalling over 17,000 pages.
September 12, 2020
Behind Bars on charges of conspiring to incite communal violence during the Delhi Riots of 2020
July 31, 2020
Umar Khalid questioned in connection with the Delhi Riots.
February 17, 2020
Umar Khalid calls for peaceful protests based on Gandhian principles, which Amit Malviya (BJP IT Cell Head) takes out of context and posts a viral tweet.
January 14, 2019
Delhi Police file a 1200-page chargesheet against Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with the JNU Sedition Row.
August 13, 2018
Assassination attempt made on Umar Khalid outside the Constitution Club of India.
January 4, 2018
Pune Police file FIR against Umar Khalid for promoting enmity between two groups at the Elgaar-Parishad event.
February 13, 2016
Umar Khalid, then pursuing a PhD at JNU, Behind Bars on charges of ‘criminal conspiracy’ and ‘sedition’ under Sections 124A and 120B of the Indian Penal Code in connection with an event to protest the execution of the 2001 Parliament attack convicts, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat.