Umar Khalid's speech obnoxious and distasteful but cannot be termed terrorist act: Delhi High Court remarks

The court had earlier taken objection to use of certain words and phrases by Khalid for the Prime Minister and asked Khalid's counsel to explain what he meant by 'inquilab' and 'revolution'.
Umar Khalid and Delhi High Court
Umar Khalid and Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court on Monday remarked that the speech delivered by former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid at Amravati in February 2020 against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was ‘offensive’ and ‘distasteful’ but merely because a speech was in bad taste does not mean it will amount to a terrorist act under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

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