JNU stundents Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya returned to campus after being released from Tihar on Friday night.
They were given warm welcome by fellow students.
Speaking to students, Umar said, “I can’t express the emotions that I feel right now. I’m still trying to make sense of what happened. If the government and the RSS thought that they could break us then they were wrong.”
He said that the JNU students were proud that “we were booked under a law under which great freedom fighters were booked.”
He added, “The media trial continued even after we were arrested. The police showed me a picture of me and said that this was given to them by the Intelligence bureau. I said this is from my Facebook page.”
I don’t project myself as a Muslim candidate, Muslim student but I was still treated as an Islamist terrorist. Muslims were patriotic, and it is time for us to prove our patriotism. We have been asked time and again to prove our patriotism.”