An Indian student activist known for protesting against a controversial citizenship law seen as discriminating against Muslims was arrested by authorities on Wednesday evening, according to local media reports.
And the Indian state's incarceration of Muslim students continues. #SharjeelUsmani has been arrested from his home in Azamgarh by UP Police Crime Branch. His laptop, books etc have also been confiscated.— Abdy (@ImAbdy) July 8, 2020
Today it's him, tomorrow it could be you..#ReleaseSharjeelUsmani pic.twitter.com/XLa8lt96Fz
Sharjeel usmani is a courageous bright young activist who has kept raising his voice against all injustice. Attack on muslim youth should stop now! Attack on muslim voices should stop now!#ReleaseSharjeelUsmani pic.twitter.com/9fHQ37xgY2— Aamir Aziz (@AamirAzizJmi) July 8, 2020
I am proud of Shahrukh bhai. He fought for the community when the entire state machinery and Hindutva army was involved in killing and looting our community. He is our hero! 💚https://t.co/yeguArBu5A— Sharjeel Usmani (@SharjeelUsmani) June 25, 2020