Imran Prapgarhi is in Delhi to attend an Urdu poetry programme, also known as mushaira, where he’s currently reciting his new composition on the Muslim youth, Minhaz Ansari, brutally killed by police in the BJP-ruled Jharkhand recently.
“Ek shaam Shahid Ashfaqullah Khan Ke Naam” event was organised on Saturday evening with key guests including Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and poet and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas.
Thousands of people had turned up to attend the mushaira, organised in an open ground in south Delhi.
Postmortem report had concluded that the police had killed Minhaz, who they had arrested for a beef-related message on WhatsApp.
Police had struggled to explain the circumstances leading to his arrest. Minhaz’s condition had raised suspicion that he may have been brutally tortured, prompting the cops to hide his face from the media glare.
One report said that Minhaz was not able to walk because of continuous beating even when he was being shown to media.
Indian Express reported that the WhatsApp message that prompted police to arrest Minhaz was had started doing the rounds in Dighari village of Narayanpura, in Jamtara district, on 2 October. Minhaz was reportedly the creator of the said WhatsApp group.