New Delhi: Hours after Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was released from jail on bail, his 11-year-old sister addressed students inside the varsity campus on Friday.
Sarah Fatima, a student of Class VI, said that their struggle will not end “till everyone gets justice”.
She further called for the acquittal of Delhi University professors SAR Gilani and GN Saibaba.
Sarah made the remarks while welcoming her brother Umar and Anirban Bhattacharya in the campus after they were released on bail in the sedition case.
The 11-year-old addressed students at the JNU and her speech is now trending on social media.
“This struggle should not end till DU professors SAR Gilani and GN Saibaba are released and all charges against them dropped,” she said, while shouting slogans of “lal salaam” and “Inquilab Zindabad”.
“It is a moment to rejoice that Umar and Anirban have come out of jail together. But I want to tell everyone that our struggle doesn’t end here. We need to continue our struggle till everyone gets justice and all charges are dropped,” she said.
To this, she earned loud cheers and was addressed as ‘Comrade Sarah’.
Umar, Anirban and JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar were arrested in connection with a sedition case over an event in favour of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on the varsity’s campus during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised.
DU professor Gilani is in custody in connection with a similar event at the Press Club here.
Suspended DU professor GN Saibaba, accused of having Maoist links, is lodged in the central prison in Nagpur.