Fight will end after Gilani, Saibaba’s release: Umar’s 11-yr- old sister
New Delhi : All of 11 years, the younger sister of Umar Khalid, one of the JNU students named in a sedition case, has said their struggle will “continue till everyone gets justice” and also called for the acquittal of DU professors SAR Gilani and GN Saibaba.
Sarah Fatima, a class VI student, was present on the JNU campus yesterday to welcome her brother and Anirban Bhattacharya after they were released on bail.
The 11-year-old ended up giving a speech at JNU that has gone viral on social media. Shouting slogans of “lal salaam” and “azaadi”, she said, “This struggle should not end till DU professors SAR Gilani and GN Saibaba are released and all charges against them dropped.”
She earned loud cheers from the crowd as well as the moniker ‘Comrade Sarah’ as she said, “It is a moment to rejoice that Umar and Anirban have come out of jail together. But I want to tell everyone that our struggle doesn’t end here. We need to continue our struggle till everyone gets justice and all charges are dropped.”
JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar and Anirban, were arrested in connection with a sedition case over an event on the varsity’s campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
DU professor Gilani is in custody in connection with a similar event at Press Club here.
Suspended Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, accused of having Maoist links, is lodged in the central prison in Nagpur.