‘My name is Umar Khalid but I’m not a terrorist’: Here’s the JNU student’s full speech

JNU student Umar Khalid surfaced at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday night where he addressed fellow students. Watch his full address.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 22, 2016 3:41 pm
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Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid along with four other students surfaced at the University complex late Sunday night, where he addressed fellow students outside the administration block.

The Delhi Police, who have issued a Lookout Circular for the five students, arrived at the campus but were not allowed to enter as they require permission from the Vice Chancellor. “We will wait outside the campus if they want to surrender,” a police officer said.

The five students are facing charges of sedition for allegedly raising what the Delhi Police terms ‘anti-national’ slogans during a protest event held against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Here’s Khalid’s address to his fellow students.

Watch video: Umar Khalid’s speech outside JNU’s admin block on 22 February, 2016

* The video, uploaded by a YouTube channel ‘Stand with JNU’, could not be independently verified by The Indian Express.

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    Sirius
    Feb 22, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    ... You can estimate the loss of productivity by measuring the amount of time we all have been commenting on this issue ...
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      Moinudden
      Feb 22, 2016 at 6:26 pm
      This dog mame and photo must be spread in all corners of india .no body must offer him any job.he has to face the law of land
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        Moinudden
        Feb 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm
        This guy and his accomplice must be stripped from indian citizen ship and thrown out of india let them go where ever they want
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          Kavi
          Feb 22, 2016 at 7:31 am
          Pressutes, as usual, are projecting a terrorist as a hero.
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            George
            Feb 22, 2016 at 9:24 am
            You Umar Khalid are worst than a terrorist. Terrorists kill people and run.get killed . You incite hatred and violence. You wil suffer pain for 50 years both in body and spirit until you die.
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              Romik
              Feb 23, 2016 at 3:00 am
              Umar, Your friends called you one. Umar is not above the law. Anybody protecting him is also breaking the law. Arrest all who are protecting him.
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                Rohith
                Feb 22, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                Shame on Indian express making a martyr of this terrorist
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                  Rohith
                  Feb 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                  Please arrest him immediately and imprison for atleast 30 years
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                    Sandeep
                    Feb 22, 2016 at 5:06 am
                    Arrest him as soon as possible and let him behind the bars..But today I am very worried about the opposition party and opportunist if Kanhaiya had wrong then every body would say Govt is preventing the freedom of speech and if umar would arrest then everyone would due to Muslim he is being targeting then what Govt does.Shame on those people who support such incidents also media who also support such bastered on behind of freedom of sppech. Pls let them repaired well so that they last breadth do not go anti national .Pls note I am Gr root people.
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                      Saurabh
                      Feb 22, 2016 at 7:24 am
                      Good speech khalid...
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                        Vns
                        Feb 22, 2016 at 2:08 pm
                        Why did they organize a function. To Glorify afzal guru the terrorist. This guy is a terrorist. Also why Indian express is so concerned about a terrorist but not the martyrs who died fighting for the country?
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                          aamir
                          Feb 22, 2016 at 8:33 am
                          Nowadays the word terrorist has become like child's play. If the Govt does not agree or some ones tries to expose the people in power they are immediately clified as terrorists. Why is this guy a terrorist he spoke his mind.
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                            Aamir Khan
                            Feb 22, 2016 at 8:16 pm
                            Actually its very simple to put things things on stan instead of finding faults within....
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                              Aamir Khan
                              Feb 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm
                              Its Indian Govt history to blame everything on stan without any proof.Modi itself is big terrorist...
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                                Shalini Mishra
                                Feb 22, 2016 at 6:02 am
                                Shahid A please stop commenitng as a complicit aide to the JNU anti national brigade. You students are a disgrace.
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                                  Afzal Ahmad
                                  Feb 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm
                                  The entire episode needs a thorough investigation by a team of literate experts who have broad and impartial mind without any prejudice. It appears a very deep rooted conspiracy hatched by the government through their officials and media, not only to malign the image of JNU, its staff and students but also to cast serious allegations over their patriotism or anti-national activities. The resignation of Mr. Vishwa Deepak, a Zee news producer who originally shot the film at JNU after disclosing that the video I shot in JNU in the alleged meeting has been doctored and some anti-national stuff was added before it was repeatedly telecast to target some individual or community or insution, is a matter of very grave concern. This doctoring of video was confirmed yesterday night on India Today TV channel by forensic experts who clearly showed a single line of original recording and then an extra audio line of superimposition over the original to change the speech with the same image. Mr. Vishwa Deepak disclosed that the film he shot in at JNU didn’t have the Pak slogan. Still, while our Home Minister hurriedly concluded and issued the statement that the nefarious Hafiz Saeed is the master mind in all these anti-national activities, our Prime Minister is maintaining a deafening silence surping even Mr. Manmohan Singh who used to be mocked by our current PM for his silence. The entire episode is much more serious and harmful for our country and citizens than the people and government are taking. It second time that our Home Minister has seriously flawed in his statement after Pathankot and the Prime Minister as usual, his silence. It should not be seen with communal goggles or political gles and should be inquired by some agency or persons having totally broad and neutral mind and guilty should be given exemplary punishment to deter others before it becomes too late.
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                                    Vikrant
                                    Feb 22, 2016 at 6:37 am
                                    Wow IE under Seema Chisti has become mouth piece of twrrorists. This b**tard should be dragged out and first all information extracted out of him and then shot.JNU needs to be shut down and cleaned up of all commies
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                                      Ajay
                                      Feb 22, 2016 at 6:01 am
                                      JNU stands for "JEOPARDIZING NATIONAL UNITY"!
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                                        hindustani
                                        Feb 23, 2016 at 6:48 am
                                        tu deshdhroi hai . agar himmat hai to jnu se bahar road par aa.. . tere upaar case chalega .teri 9 feb ki narebaji har deshvasi k dimag mei gunj rhi hai. tu deshdhroi hai aur tera sath dene vale bhi deshdhroi hai
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                                          amitabh.jha19
                                          Feb 22, 2016 at 11:58 am
                                          Terrorist baap ka terrorist beta....
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                                            amit Kumar
                                            Feb 23, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                            If an anti-national have such a beautiful thought for humanity and human value then everybody should be anti-national.nation is collectivity of every people and their well being not a bunch of extremist organisation like RSS . Inquilab Zindabad .Jai hind jai bharat .
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