Umar’s sister speaks up: My brother not anti-national

Sara (12) made these comments in a one minute, forty second video recorded by students of JNU which is going viral on social media.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: March 19, 2016 12:39 pm
JNU row, Anirban Bhattacharya, umar khalid, JNU sedition case, anti national slogans, delhi police, JNU hostel, india news JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban. (Source: Express photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

At the march held Tuesday to demand the release of JNU students charged with sedition — Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya — Umar’s youngest sister Sara said her brother was not an “anti-national”, and that she always wants him to stand for what is right.

Sara (12) made these comments in a one minute, forty second video recorded by students of JNU which is going viral on social media. The video has been uploaded on the YouTube channel ‘We are JNU’, and has got almost 5,000 views. The description below the video describes Sara as the “gossip partner of her brother and the perkiest one”.

Social media has been buzzing with comments about the clarity of thought and the level of articulation shown by her.

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On why she had joined the march, Sara says, “I am here because I want sedition charges to be dropped from people who have been falsely labelled as anti-national… I want their release. The charges should be dropped. It is clearly visible that they are not anti-nationals. All the videos are doctored and the videos in which “anti-India” slogans have been raised, Umar Khalid is not visible in any of them. This proves they are not anti nationals.”

On whether she had a message for Umar, she says, “I just want him to continue his fight and always stand for what is right. I want him to call what is wrong as wrong, and what is right as right.” “I just want to say one thing — stay strong… I cannot believe that JNU which is so big and has people coming from so many different countries have come out and am very happy with it,” she says.

Umar’s father Syed Qasim Illyas Rasool said, “Sara has been talking to reporters and students whenever approached. This time was no different.”

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  1. P
    Mar 17, 2016 at 5:30 pm
    Don't respect pigs if these terrorists have lost their reasoning power, they eat breathe drink hatred, let them go to Syria and he will know what freedom is. These Muslims want to live in free countries with their whims n fancies, they get benefits but preach in mosques to kill n hate.
    1. A
      Mar 19, 2016 at 8:17 pm
      Zameer Bhai Chaddi pehn Naa gal at nahin hain Vyapam scam karna galat baat hain Sangh is a community which is protecting pride , lost in mughal and British accessions You people have united entireworld to fight against west for palestine , we should talk or act nothing for our society/community? We definitely don't want to expel and surely want to coexist. But these jnu guys are a cancer, thaali jis me khaya using mein ched karate hain Yes we need to fight for oppressions and naare baazi is not just one way to do that
      1. Anil Tandale
        Mar 17, 2016 at 4:10 am
        Such "enlightenment" and "wisdom" comes only on the eve of decision on bail peions?
        1. S
          Mar 17, 2016 at 12:40 am
          is Isarat 'mother accept Iasarat as terrorist? No.same here
          1. S
            Mar 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm
            Dear Sister, First, Your brother has been thoroughly misguided through ideologies of Communism/andNaxalism. Being from WB...we have first hand experience of leftist movements. They all think eutopian, but has no decent realistic solution to POVERTY and UNEMPLOYMENT. Infact they keep people more poor and unemplo. Secondly, once a person is brain-washed into these ideologies and takes a more fundamentalist stand then its gets more worse than extremist Jihadis/terrorists . They dont even realize when they are going against the COUNTRY. Both the solutions of Communism and religious fundamentalism to achieve a just society is through MINDLESS VIOLENCE. Do you support violent ideologies?? Do you want your brother to fill hearts with hatred ?? Its all our duty to condemn Communism /fundamentalism and prevent students from getting drawn into this. Its your and all our duty to explain the importance of not going down the Naxalite road, and party with those who hates our country. Thirdly, Communist ideologies offers no solutions to poverty EXCEPT THROUGH CL-VIOLENCE or at best CL-HATRED !! We need to find solutions of our country's myriad problems from applications of Science (and we need lots of good PhD's and scientists to do that). We need them to work tirelessly for the Tribals, Adivasis, and the Poor to solve their problems. Can we do that??? Don't you find it better than your brothers ideology !! Your brothers ideology of Communism / and of ultra-left types has none and offers no solutions to our country's myriad problems. It only wastes human lives, and offers NONE. I wish you to talk to your Brother... And ask him to refresh his ideology, and save his life from sure destruction the road he is pretty fast going down. My best wishes for you !!
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