Mumbai: 51 booked for sedition for pro-Sharjeel Imam slogans at queer pride march

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02/04/2020

The Mumbai Police have filed a sedition case against 51 persons, including activist Urvashi Chudawala, for allegedly chanting slogans in support of Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam at a queer pride parade on Saturday. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya had filed a case against those who chanted the slogans. The city’s annual queer pride march was earlier scheduled to take place at August Kranti Maidan, but police denied permission, claiming that placards and slogans criticising the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens were likely be used at the event. The organisers went ahead with the event at Azad Maidan after getting permission on certain conditions.

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