'Umar Khalid, I envy you / Your freedom.'
Tag: Umar Khalid
‘Imagine Living Behind a Lock and Someone Else Has the Key’: Sabiha Khanum, Umar Khalid’s Mother
Khalid is facing adversity with complete courage, his mother said while speaking at an event held to mark the completion of two years of the student activist's imprisonment.
Umar Khalid on His Two Years in Jail: ‘I Feel Pessimistic at Times. And Also Lonely’
I often wonder, how long is this dark tunnel? Is there any light in sight yet? Am I near the end, or am I only midway through? Or has …
Visiting Umar Khalid: A Manual for the Undertaking of Visits to Political Prisoners by Those Still Free
If you have a friend in prison because they refused to acquiesce to the bitter denial of freedom and dignity in the country that is currently underway, please go …
Letter to a Freedom Fighter
'Please know that your life continues to inspire those who believe in the idea of genuine azadi.'
Poem: Requiem for Justice, With Apologies to Poetry
Here’s a winning formula / To make the Rashtra stronger: / Lengthen the long arm of the law, / And let its nose be longer.
A Sad State of Affairs
'This land which freed us from the colonisers is yet again trapped under the boots of a state that has failed our constitution.'
Noam Chomsky, Rajmohan Gandhi, 4 International Bodies Call for Umar Khalid’s Release
'The only credible evidence that has been presented is that he was exercising his constitutional right to speak and to protest, a fundamental prerogative of citizenship in a free …
In What Discourse Can We Converse With the Heartless: An Open Letter to the CJI
On June 26, I got a chance to meet with Supreme Court Chief Justice N.V. Ramana at an informal gathering of Indians in Washington DC. There I presented him …