Umar Khalid: News

Delhi riots-accused Umar Khalid granted interim bail for sister's wedding

A Delhi court on Monday granted interim bail to former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid in the 2020 Delhi riots case.

Umar Khalid denied bail in Delhi riots conspiracy case

In a "larger conspiracy" case relating to the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, Delhi's Karkardooma Court on Thursday denied bail to activist Umar Khalid.

15 Apr 2021

Delhi Riots

Delhi court grants bail to Umar Khalid in riots case

A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to activist Umar Khalid in connection with last year's riots in Northeast Delhi.

25 Nov 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Sharjeel Imam "fit perfectly" in Umar Khalid's plans

In a supplementary charge-sheet filed in connection to the riots in Northeast Delhi, police said former JNU student Umar Khalid exploited the "religious fanaticism" of Sharjeel Imam, another scholar from the prestigious university, for his benefit.

24 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Salman Khurshid named by accused in Delhi riots chargesheet

Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid has been named in the latest chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police in connection with the February riots in the city.

16 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: 17,000-page chargesheet names 15 people, all anti-CAA protesters

The Delhi Police has named 15 people in a chargesheet filed in connection with the deadly violence that ravaged the national capital's Northeast region in February this year.

14 Sep 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots case: Ex-JNU leader Umar Khalid arrested

Umar Khalid, a former student leader of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), was arrested late Sunday night by a special cell of Delhi Police in connection to the February riots of Northeast Delhi.

03 Aug 2020

Delhi Police

Tahir Hussain confesses to role in February Delhi violence: Police

Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councilor Tahir Hussain has confessed to his involvement in the violence that broke out in Northeast Delhi earlier this year, according to police records.

22 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Why was UAPA used against Umar Khalid?

In connection to riots that broke out in the National Capital in February, the Delhi Police invoked Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against at least four persons namely Meeran Haider (Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) member), Safoora Zargar (media coordinator of Jamia Coordination Committee), Umar Khalid (former JNU student), and Bhajanpura resident Danish.

28 Feb 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

JNU sedition case: Delhi government allows prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

The Delhi government has allowed the prosecution of former Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union (JNUSU) President Kanhaiya Kumar in the 2016 sedition case.

24 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

Delhi law department examining JNU sedition case: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government's law department was examining granting sanction for prosecution of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.

19 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

JNU sedition-row: Court refuses chargesheet, says Delhi govt's permission needed

Five days after the Delhi Police filed a 1,200-page chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, and others, the Patiala House Court has refused to accept the filing.

14 Jan 2019

Delhi Police

JNU sedition case: Charge sheet filed against Kanhaiya, Umar Khalid

The Patiala House Court is slated to hear the sedition case involving 10 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students - including former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and ex-student Umar Khalid - on Tuesday.

21 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Wanted to highlight cow protection agenda: Umar Khalid's attackers

A Delhi court today sent two persons, who allegedly attacked JNU student leader Umar Khalid, to two-day police custody.

20 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Umar Khalid case: Two men detained by Delhi Police

Two men who claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid, have been detained, police said today.

16 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Delhi: 2 men claim responsibility for attack on Umar Khalid

In a video uploaded on Facebook, two men have claimed responsibility for the attack on JNU student leader Umar Khalid in an upmarket area in Delhi on Monday, and said they will surrender before police tomorrow.

16 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Umar Khalid case: Two men claim credit for attack

Despite having caught JNU student leader Umar Khalid's attacker on camera, the Delhi Police, so far, have failed to identify the man.

15 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

JNU student Umar Khalid attack-case: Anti-terror unit takes it up

On Tuesday, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik transferred the case pertaining to the alleged attack on JNU student Umar Khalid's life to its anti-terror unit, the Special Cell.

14 Aug 2018


Now, JNU student Shehla Rashid alleges she received death threat

A day after JNU student leader Umar Khalid was shot at, student activist Shehla Rashid Shora filed an FIR with the Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar against mafia don Ravi Poojary for allegedly threatening her.

14 Aug 2018

Narendra Modi

JNU student Umar Khalid's alleged attacker caught on CCTV

The man, who attacked JNU student Umar Khalid on Monday, was captured on CCTV footage.

Delhi: JNU student Umar Khalid shot at in high-security zone

An unidentified gunman opened fire at JNU student leader Umar Khalid today, reports claim. Khalid is safe.

23 Jul 2018


MS University of Vadodara cancels 'anti-national' Kunal Kamra's show

Controversial comedian Kunal Kamra's show, scheduled for August 11 at the MS University of Vadodara, got canceled after 11 ex-students objected to the Vice Chancellor on grounds of anti-national content.

11 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

"Don't take coercive step against Kanhaiya till July 20"

Delhi HC today directed JNU not to take any coercive step on a fine imposed against its former Students' Union President Kanhaiya Kumar till July 20.

06 Jul 2018

Delhi High Court

Umar Khalid to take JNU panel's rustication recommendation to court

JNU student Umar Khalid said that he will challenge in court the university panel's recommendation upholding his rustication in connection with a February 9, 2016 incident against Afzal Guru's hanging, during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised in campus.

05 Jul 2018


#SeditionRow: JNU-panel upholds Umar Khalid's rustication; imposes fine on Kanhaiya

A high-level inquiry committee of Delhi's JNU has upheld Umar Khalid's rustication and a fine of Rs. 10,000 imposed on Kanhaiya Kumar in connection with a February 9, 2016 incident.

09 Jun 2018

Delhi Police

JNU student leader Umar Khalid receives death threat, files complaint

JNU student leader, Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from a man who identified himself as fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari.

06 Jun 2018


Bhima Koregaon riots: Four Dalit activists, Nagpur University professor arrested

Police in Maharashtra have arrested four prominent Dalit activists along with a Nagpur University teacher with "Maoist links" for their role in the Bhima Koregaon riots of January.

05 Jan 2018


Mevani asks PM Modi to speak up about Dalit violence

Newly-elected Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani took up cudgels against PM Modi asking him to clarify his position on Dalit violence.

04 Jan 2018


Bhima-Koregaon violence: FIR filed against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid

The Maratha-Dalit violence got Maharashtra to a stand-still. Its genesis was the Elgaar Parishad held at Shaniwarwada in Pune on December 31. Now, the police have cracked down on those who allegedly made "provocative speeches."

04 Aug 2017


Five DU professors accused of leading protest at Ramjas college

Delhi police accused five DU professors of heading a group shouting slogans about ''azadi'' at Ramjas College, leading to violent clashes.

14 Mar 2017


JNU MPhil student commits suicide

Another MPhil student in JNU, who reportedly belonged to the scheduled caste category committed suicide by hanging himself at a friend's house.

07 Mar 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

Ramjas probe committee requests witnesses to speak out

In an emergency meeting, Ramjas College formed a committee to probe the recent violence in the campus.

04 Mar 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

DU students march in Delhi against ABVP

Students of Delhi University took out a protest march from Mandi House to Parliament Street, against alleged hooliganism by ABVP members.

03 Mar 2017


Posters for "Freedom for Kashmir!" surface in JNU

Posters carrying the name of the Democratic Students Union, declaring "Freedom for Kashmir! Free Palestine! Right to self-determination long live", surfaced in JNU.

03 Mar 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

Intolerant Indians have no place in India, says President

On the continuing debate on freedom of expression sparked by violent conflict in Delhi University's Ramjas College, President Pranab Mukherjee said that space for legitimate criticism and dissent should be allowed.

02 Mar 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

ABVP seeks a nationwide campus ban on Left organizations

ABVP will launch a protest today seeking a nationwide campus ban on Left-affiliated organizations.

27 Feb 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

DU student gets rape threats for protesting ABVP on FB

LSR student Gurmehar Kaur, daughter of Kargil martyr Captain Mandeep Singh, has allegedly received rape threats after her social media campaign against the ABVP went viral.

23 Feb 2017

Delhi Police

Violence at Ramjas over Umar Khalid, Shehla Rashid's scheduled speeches

Clashes erupted at Ramjas College between ABVP and AISA members, divided over a scheduled seminar featuring Umar Khalid that was cancelled earlier.

22 Feb 2017

Pranab Mukherjee

Students and journalists injured during college protest

Nearly 20 students were injured during college protest that broke out at Delhi University's Ramjas college earlier today.

AIIMS fires resident doctor over death of nurse

AIIMS fired a resident doctor for "wilful absence of duties", and served notice to a consultant "for not being available for the emergency", after a pregnant nurse died during delivery.