Umar Khalid’s father speaks after court discharges his son in Delhi riots case
After Umar Khalid was discharged in a stone-pelting case amid the 2020 northeast Delhi riots, his father S Q R Ilyas, president of Welfare Party of India, told the media: “The battle has been quite tough but we are positive about getting justice “
United Against Hate member Khalid Saifi was also discharged in the case. However, the two will continue to remain in jail given an FIR against them under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for hatching a larger conspiracy behind the riots, reported the media.
“By the grace of Almighty Allah and due to the continuous and exemplary efforts of senior advocate Triderp Pais and his team, Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi has been discharged in the Delhi riot case of FIR 101.
“Let us hope they will also be discharged in FIR 59/2020. We are very happy that he has been discharged. We are positive that he will be discharged from the other court as well,” Ilyas told PTI over phone.
“The charges against him (Khalid) have been fabricated and we are very hopeful that he will be out of the jail soon. My son has been quite tough and has always consoled us whenever we visited him. Meeting him was very difficult because of the charges levied against him,” he said.