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Watch | What Umar Khalid's Arrest and Scrapping of Question Hour Say About Democracy

The former JNU student leader was arrested by the Delhi police in connection with the Delhi riots.

The Wire‘s Arfa Khanum Sherwani discusses the twin issues of Umar Khalid’s arrest, allegedly in connection with the Delhi riots case, and the Centre’s decision to drop Question Hour in parliament. With the arrest of Umar Khalid, who called for peaceful protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act even if violence is used against the dissenters, she asks why the role of those who are accused of inciting violence is not being probed.

She speaks to former Lok Sabha secretary general P.D.T. Achary on the importance of Question Hour in a democracy.