JNU Row: Umar Khalid's Sister Says Fight Will Continue 'Till Everyone Gets Justice'

19/03/2016 7:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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Umar Khalid, a student leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) appears at the campus, along with four others, not in photo, who face charges of sedition, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Khalid and four other students went underground after a program earlier in the month at the university in the favor to mark the anniversary of the 2013 execution of Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri man convicted of an attack on India's Parliament. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The younger sister of Umar Khalid, one of the Jawaharlal Nehru University students named in a sedition case, said to a cheering group of students in the university that their struggle will "continue till everyone gets justice".

Sarah Fatima, a class VI student, was present on the JNU campus yesterday to welcome her brother and Anirban Bhattacharya after they were released on bail.

The 11-year-old ended up giving a speech at JNU that has gone viral on social media. Shouting slogans of "lal salaam" and "azaadi", she said, "This struggle should not end till DU professors SAR Gilani and GN Saibaba are released and all charges against them dropped." Geelani, who was also arrested on charges of sedition, was granted bail a Delhi Court on Saturday.

She earned loud cheers from the crowd as well as the moniker 'Comrade Sarah' as she said, "It is a moment to rejoice that Umar and Anirban have come out of jail together.

Watch her full speech here:

But I want to tell everyone that our struggle doesn't end here. We need to continue our struggle till everyone gets justice and all charges are dropped."

JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar and Anirban, were arrested in connection with a sedition case over an event on the varsity's campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.

DU professor Gilani was arrested in connection with a similar event at the Delhi Press Club.

Suspended Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, accused of having Maoist links, is lodged in the central prison in Nagpur.

With PTI inputs

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