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Delhi Police books JNU scholar for ‘anti national’ tweet on Army and RSS

Sajid Bin Sayed has been booked for “provocation with an intent to cause a riot” and “provoking breach of peace” on the complaint of a BJP worker.

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New Delhi: Delhi Police has booked Jawaharlal Nehru University research scholar Sajid Bin Sayed for an alleged “anti-national” tweet maligning the Indian Army and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, ThePrint has learnt.

An FIR was registered against Sayed on 8 July on the basis of this tweet — a screenshot of which was given to the police: “Indian Military execute systematic genocide of Kashmiris which is devised by RSS. The BJP govt should stop their territorial greed and be ready to accept Kashmiris’ right to self determination guaranteed by UN. It’s high time to intervene in the issue by international bodies. #Kashmir”

The tweet does not appear to be on Sayed’s timeline anymore.

Sayed was booked for “provocation with an intent to cause a riot” and “provoking breach of peace” on the complaint of one Tajinder Yadav, a BJP worker.

Yadav, a resident of southwest Delhi’s Kapashera area, is the general secretary of Mehrauli district of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, the BJP’s youth wing.

“He wrote an anti-national tweet against the Army and the Indian government. Through his tweet, Sayed is calling the terrorists in Kashmir as innocent and the Indian Army, which carried out brave operations to eliminate them as anti-national,” he told ThePrint over telephone.

“This is completely unacceptable, and strict action needs to be taken against this person. The police have been helpful in taking down my complaint and quickly registering a case,” he added.

The Delhi police too confirmed the development. “A complaint came to us and, as per protocol, we registered a case. It is being looked into,” a senior police officer said.

In another tweet Sayed wrote: “Kashmir is the most militarised place in the globe where human rights violations mountain every other day. The government plots ethnic cleansing in Kashmir like illegal state Zionist Israel executes in Palestine but still they couldn’t succeed as they dream”

Tweet against Indian Army, RSS

According to the FIR, which was accessed by ThePrint, Yadav in his complaint stated that he was a social activist and wanted to bring to the attention of the police “anti-national activities of a JNU student”.

“I have come across some information which is anti-national and goes against the interest of our country. The said information talks about India’s army and its soldiers in bad light implying that they are working against the nation. This has the effect of disturbing the integrity of our country and its respected army,” the FIR said.

“He is a student of JNU and also a member of a party, Sajid Bin Sayed. He on his twitter account has termed the investigation carried out by the Indian Army into acts of terrorism in Kashmir as wrong and anti-national. He has also linked these proceedings, which he termed as atrocities, with the RSS implying,” the FIR added.

“This statement is an attack on the credibility of the Indian Army, its soldiers and the RSS,” the FIR said. “This is an anti-national activity and must be dealt with a strict hand,” it said.

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  1. A provocative action was done, reaction was followed in the form of filing of FIR. Police saying it is looking into the matter and taking steps. Now is the turn of media to raise the issue to such extent that it makes the accused a hero for one section and a villain for another. Why do this? There is no need to write such a long report, it could have been on a back page 4-5 lines reporting. Leave the job to concern authorities and relax.

  2. These would be scholars like Syed, should be sent to the front-line (say Ladakh, in the winters), to know what is it like to defend the borders, instead of wasting a valuable research chair in JNU.
    That would let them cool their heads OR have an option to cross over to the enemies. I think such a lot can form a Company or a Battalion and can be put on the borders arming them with spiked bludgeons (a-la- Galwan Chinese)- so that they form the first line of defence (or disposables).
    They are not entitled to a chair in our prisons too, nor a rifle to defend.

  3. Looks like The Print found its Kashmiri correspondent in this Bin Sayed guy. You guys can definitely hire him, he belongs with you traitors.

  4. Actions of a fascist state. India is on a slippery slip to the place where Nazis have already been. May their fate be the same as long as they commit these atrocities.

  5. Of late, JNU seems to have become a den for all sorts of dubious activities. Its a pity that people with such views and opinions are “research scholars” at the university.
    Mr. Yadav must be commended for being vigilant and bringing the matter to the notice of the police.

  6. Indian state is a soft state. Historically state tries to appease relegious fundamentaliss, separatists, violent groups and people.

  7. Is it right to address JNU student as scholar? Just because he was pursuing anti national activities? By this time we all know what kind of scholarly research is carried out in JNU.

  8. How the comment made comes under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code,1860 or under Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act to arrest the person concerned is not clear to a common lawyer like me

  9. Put this guy in jail and throw the keys away.Move him to Pakistan and see how he is treated there?

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