Delhi High Court to hear interim bail plea of Sharjeel Imam tomorrow

Former JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who has been charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly giving inflammatory speeches at Aligarh Muslim University and Delhi’s Jamia area, has filed a petition in Delhi High Court.

Sharjeel Imam, who has been accused in Delhi riots approached the Delhi High Court seeking interim bail, after the Supreme court directed accused who were slapped with sedition charges to approach designated courts for bail.

Delhi High Court  will hear his petition tomorrow.

Last week, India's top court has ordered the temporary suspension of the country's controversial sedition law, putting pressure on the government which has been accused of misusing it to stifle free speech.

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The Supreme Court has put a stay on the usage of the sedition law and has directed the Centre and states for not registering any fresh FIRs invoking sedition charges until the law is reviewed.

 Sharjeel  Imam is represented in court through Advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir,  who had recently filed a fresh plea stating that he has been in custody since 2020 even after Allahabad Court has already granted him bail opining there was no call for violence

The plea informs that an instant FIR was registered against Imam in January 2020 ,just before the Republic Day on the charges of hate speech in four states

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According to the fresh plea filed through advocate Tanvir Ahmed Mir, Imam has been in custody since January 2020 and the Allahabad High Court had granted bail to him in Aligarh speech FIR while opining that there was no call for violence.