Sharjeel Imam, the mastermind of the Shaheen Bagh protests, was arrested after charges of sedition were filed against him in multiple states across the country. From his Facebook posts, it was apparent that he is a highly radicalized individual who seeks to convert India into an Islamic state. He was arrested after he gave a call for cutting off North East India from the rest of the country.
Recently, a person on social media had pointed out that a poster with the map of India that had the northeastern region of the country cut off from the rest of the country could be seen at the site of the Shaheen Bagh protests.
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On Monday, OpIndia reporters went to Shaheen Bagh to confirm whether the poster was there. Now, we can confirm that the poster which shows North East India cut off from the rest of India is indeed present at the site.
The image becomes clearer when the photo is zoomed in. It is clear that it is the same poster that was shared by the person on social media earlier.
The same poster is visible from a better angle in another photograph clicked by our reporters. From the photograph, it is clear that the map has North-East India separated from the rest of the country.
It is pertinent to mention here that these are the same protests at which ‘Jinnah Wali Azadi’ slogans were raised by the protesters. It is also pertinent to note that the protests have been masterminded by Sharjeel Imam, the person who had urged Muslims to cut off North East India from the rest of the country by blocking the Chicken’s Neck.
Unfortunately enough, these protests have received support from the Aam Aadmi Party as well as the Congress. AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan was spotted leading the riots in the national capital during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests. Recently, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia had also said that they stand in solidarity with the protesters at Shaheen Bagh. Delhi Congress candidate Mukesh Sharma had openly admitted that he has provided help to Shaheen Bagh protesters and that they keep calling him.