February 21, 2016: At 11:00pm today, Umar Khalid, Rama Naga, Ashutosh and Anirban delivered speeches at Ad-block to about two hundred people who gathered after messages of their arrival were circulated on WhatsApp.
Anirban who spoke first talked about the February 9 incident and told people that they were not the ones who sloganeered anti-national lines.
Umar Khalid talked about how he doesn’t believe in nations, but dreams of a world without any national boundaries. He said that it is unfortunate that his family is being targeted, and his sisters harassed. He sloganeered against RSS and brutality of police force.
The crowd, gripped in emotions, sloganeered ‘Laal Salaam’ for all their comrades while people hugged Umar and clicked pictures with him.
ABVP activists were also seen at Ad-Block.
Shehla Rashid, Vice President, JNUSU, called for an emergency all-org meeting and requested people to stay strong and sloganeer. She asked the crowd to be wary of the ABVP members and commented that police may be expected soon.