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New Delhi: The Allahabad HighCourt on Saturday granted bail to controversial JNU student Sharjeel Imam in a case pertaining to sedition registered in Aligarh in the wake of him making allegedly anti-national speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) during the anti-CAA-NRC protests.
Imam was granted bail by the bench of Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh.
This bail comes in the case that hit the headlines about Imam's infamous "Chicken Neck" speech made in January 2019 wherein Imam had allegedly asked protesters to cut off Assam from India by occupying the "Muslim-dominated Chicken's Neck".
Imam is currently lodhed in the Tihar Jail as he has also been accused in the Delhi riots case and the case pertaining to protest violence in Jamia.
A Delhi Court had earlier reserved order on Imam's bail plea.
Also, in the past a Saket court had dismissed Imam's bail plea in a case related to alleged inflammatory and instigating speeches during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests and anti-National Register of Citizens protests.
The court while passing the order on October 22, observed, "A cursory and plain reading of the speech dated December 13, 2019, revealed that same is clearly on communal/divisive lines. In my view, the tone and tenor of the incendiary speech tend to have a debilitating effect upon public tranquility, peace and harmony of the society."