Imam, a PhD student at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is accused of inciting violence and promoting enmity between classes. He was arrested from Bihar's Jehanabad in January. He was charged with sedition in April for abetting the Jamia riots in December last year.
In his statement, Pallav said he was sad that he had to write the letter, "as it attacks an institution that I have contribute in building. However, silence and restraint should not be mis-construed as weakness and fear."
Quoting Celina's statement, Pallav wrote, "Thank you (for) being with the community Celina! I respect your decision. In life, we cannot be sitting on fences, we need to take tough calls and stand up for our beliefs (sic)."
The 11th Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival will be held online from July 22 to 30. The festival organizers announced that they would run 157 films from more than 40 countries in this edition of the festival.