JNU row accused Umar Khalid’s kin get abusive messages, death threats

The Jawaharlal Nehru University PhD scholar and an accused in the anti-India sloganeering at the university campus - Umar Khalid ’s kin have said that they were being targeted with threatening messages on social media.

JNU row accused Umar Khalid’s kin get abusive messages, death threats
Umar Khalid

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University PhD scholar and an accused in the anti-India sloganeering at the university campus - Umar Khalid ’s kin have said that they were being targeted with threatening messages on social media. 

Khalid, who was one of the organisers of the event at JNU campus , has been absconding days after the incident. 

According to a report in the Times of India, one of Khalid's sister told that she is getting messages on social media threatening her with sexual assault. She said that 'filthiest' words are being used to threaten her.

Khalid's father Dr Syed Qasim Rasool Ilyas , who is a former member of the banned terror outfit SIMI, questioned that why only his son is being targeted whereas there were several other organisers of the event. Why his son is being made to undergo media trials.

"My daughters are being threatened with acid attack," said Dr. Ilyas.

He also said that he got a threatening call from underworld don Ravi Pujari.

On Friday, Dr Ilyas has said that his son will surrender if Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh guarantees his safety. He claimed that his son's life is under threat.

“If the home minister come forward and ensures his security, then we would also appeal to him (Umar Khalid) to surrender,” his father said.

“I have full faith in the judiciary, but the kind of atmosphere that has been created, even the courts are also not safe.

“There is attack on journalist as well. Those who are lawyers and vowed to work for the law are themselves involved in hooliganism and goondaism.

“They themselves are attacking people. So in this atmosphere, who has fear for his life, why he will come and surrender?” asked his father.

Umar Khalid is one of the 20 accused involved in the JNU incident and police have been looking for him. His name was mentioned in posters as one of the organisers of the “anti-India protests” at JNU campus.