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FIR lodged against Sharjeel Imam in Manipur

The Manipur police has lodged an FIR against former JNU student Sharjeel Imam for his "seditious" comment in the wake of the amended Citizenship Act.

Shashwat Mishra

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Published on 27 Jan 2020 8:22 AM GMT

FIR lodged against Sharjeel Imam in Manipur
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Imphal: The Manipur police has lodged an FIR against former JNU student Sharjeel Imam for his "seditious" comment in the wake of the amended Citizenship Act.

Imam has been booked under IPC sections 121 A (conspiracy to wage war against India), 124 A (sedition), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 153 which relates to "promoting enmity between different religious groups with an intent to create disharmony", the police said.

The FIR was lodged here against Imam on Saturday for a speech he delivered at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on January 16.

"Taking cognisance of the objectionable video of Mr Sharjeel Imam, in which he threatened to sever Northeast from the rest of country, the Manipur Police has filed an FIR (No.

16(1)2020 IPS) under sections 121/121-A/124-A/ 120-B /153 IPC, tweeted Rajat Sethi, an advisor to Manipur CM.

https://twitter.com/RajatSethi86/status/1221119074643505152

Chief Minister N Biren Singh shared his tweet.

Imam's alleged speeches went viral on social media wherein he was heard saying that Assam and other northeast states should be cut off from the rest of the country in the wake of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).

(PTI)

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