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Delhi Riots: Police Name Sitaram Yechury, Yogendra Yadav, Jayati Ghosh as Co-conspirators

File picture of CPI(M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury.

They have been accused of asking anti-CAA protesters to go to any excessive, spreading discontent in the neighborhood by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim, and organise demonstrations to malign the picture of the Government of India.

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  • Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 10:13 PM IST

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The Delhi Police has named CPI (M) common secretary Sitaram Yechury, Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav, economist Jayati Ghosh, Delhi University professor and activist Apoorvanand, and documentary filmmaker Rahul Roy as co-conspirators within the February Delhi riots. They have been accused of asking anti-CAA protesters to go to any excessive, spreading discontent in the neighborhood by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim, and organise demonstrations to malign the picture of the Government of India.

The names appeared in a supplementary cost sheet, a replica of which is with the PTI, filed by the police on the riots in North East District between February 23 and 26, which claimed 53 lives and left 581 injured, 97 of them having gunshot wounds. These eminent personalities have been made accused primarily based on the confessions of three college students – ladies’s collective Pinjra Tod members and JNU college students Devangana Kalita and Natasha Narwal, and Gulfisha Fathima of Jamia Milia Islamia – within the Jafrabad violence, from the place the riots unfold to different components of north-east Delhi.






All three are going through prices beneath varied sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. In the cost sheet, which was made public simply two days earlier than the graduation of the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Delhi Police has claimed that Kalita and Narwal admitted to not simply their complicity within the riots but additionally named Ghosh, Apoorvanand and Roy as their mentors, who allegedly requested them to hold out the protests in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act and go to any excessive.

Their similarly-worded disclosure statements talked about within the cost sheet – declare the 2 JNU college students mentioned they organised the Daryaganj protest in December and the Jafrafad chakka jam (street block) in opposition to the CAA on February 22, 2020 on the behest of Ghosh, Apoorvanand and Roy. The student-activists additionally advised the police the three coordinated with the Islamist group Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Jamia Coordination Committee to mentor the Pinjra Tod members to hold ahead their marketing campaign in opposition to the CAA, in response to the cost sheet.

The police have used Jamia pupil Fathima’s assertion to corroborate the following occasions. The cost sheet claims that aside from Yechury and Yogendra Yadav, Fathima’s assertion mentions Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar, United Against Hate activist Umar Khalid and a few leaders from the Muslim group corresponding to ex-MLA Mateen Ahmed, and MLA Amannatullah Khan. The doc claims they aided the conspirators of the violence. In her assertion, Fathima mentioned that she was advised to organise the protest to malign the picture of the Government of India, the police claimed. In her assertion, included within the cost sheet, she says that large leaders and legal professionals began coming in to impress and mobilize this crowd, together with Omar Khalid, Chandrashekhar Ravan, Yogendar Yadav, Sitaram Yechury, and lawyer Mahmood Pracha, and so on.

Pracha mentioned that the sitting in demonstration is your democratic proper and the remainder of the leaders crammed the sensation of discontent in the neighborhood by calling CAA/NRC anti-Muslim she mentioned, in response to the cost sheet. According to the cost sheet, Kalita added, Umar Khalid had additionally given some suggestions for doing protest in opposition to CAA/NRC. On the instructions of those individuals, Umar Khalid’s United Against Hate Group and JCC (Jamia Coordination Committee) & members of our Pinjda Tod (we) collectively began protest in difierent components of Delhi.


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