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I Question Everything, Does That Make Me a Bad Indian: Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid talks about his life after the JNU protests. And he asks you: “Am I not a good Indian?”

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When the JNU student protests in February 2016 caught the nation’s attention, Umar Khalid became both a reviled villain and a hero of student politics overnight.

Umar lets us into his life, the fears of his childhood, the question of Muslim identity and the reclusive life he is now forced to lead. And he asks you: “Am I not a good Indian?”

Cameraperson: Abhay Sharma
Video Editor and Graphics: Hitesh Singh


(Do you ever feel like talking to India? Yes, perfect. How about you write to her and tell her if you’re a good Indian or a bad Indian? You could be bitchy, angry, happy, emotional or spoofy. But if your answer is No – never mind, there is always a beginning. So let’s start here.

Don’t be shy, just say it all. Mail us your letter at We’ll ensure India gets your message.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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Topics:  Umar Khalid   JNU Student   Delhi-Noida 

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