Many Indian journalists are now in hot water for their links with Khalid Saifi, the key operator in the Delhi riots and anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests engineering across the country. The Police investigation exposes that Khalid Saifi was in regularly in touch with Times of India Group’s ‘Radio Mirchi’ Jockey Sayema who was exposed for announcements though her programs asking the crowd to reach protest sites. Many senior journalists like Rajdeep Sardesai, Siddharth Varadarajan, controversial former NDTV anchor Abhisar Sharma, pro-Jehadi-activities-supporting-journalist Arfa Khanum Sherwani and Rana Ayyub, Hindu-hater Neha Dixit were also in regular touch with the mastermind and key facilitator of Delhi riots Khalid Saifi who is in Delhi Police custody from February 26. He is now facing three charge sheets for engineering riots in different places of Delhi.
Khalid Saifi is a key facilitator in all the riots and protests in Delhi. Basically, the 39-year-old pro-Jehadi activist is by profession engaged in ticketing and visa arrangement for the Hajj pilgrimage for the past 10 years. Apart from protest arranging, he tweets as @KSaifi about his Hajj visa and ticketing business “Please contact for Hajj and Umrah Services. All-inclusive packages with the best service at a reasonable price. Experience of 10 years in Service of Hajj n Umrah. Thousands of satisfied Hajis. We never Lie We never cheat. PS: Please share with all your contacts,” he tweeted recently while doing rioting business. His travel company name is Al-Latif. The poster attached to his Tweet shows his Hajj visa and traveling business:
Please contact for Hajj and Umrah Services. All inclusive packages with best service at reasonable price. Experience of 10 years in Service of Hajj n Umrah. Thousands of satisfied Hajis. We never Lie We never cheat.
PS: Please share with all your contacts. pic.twitter.com/MJInnEtSwi
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) November 5, 2019
His tweets show that he is very close with anti-Hindu journalist Neha Dixit, who lost her job at Outlook Magazine for writing a fake story on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Times of India’s Radio Mirchi announcer Sayema is another favourite of his. “Today met Purani Jeans wali Sayema at Khureji Protest site. Very charming n Bubbly girl. Ladki keep shining n inspiring. May Allah bless you with the very best. Ameen,” said the Tweet of Saifi with Sayema.
Today met Purani Jeans wali Sayema at Khureji Protest site. Very charming n Bubbly girl. Ladki keep shining n inspiring. May Allah bless you with the very best. Ameen #TwitterPals #NoToCAA_NPR_NRC @MirchiSayema pic.twitter.com/kG4XasqVQV
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) February 15, 2020
Khalid Saifi also uploaded his selfie with NDTV’s Raveesh Kumar. The tweet is tagged with Arfa Khanum and Alt News co-founder Muhammed Zubair.
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) September 12, 2019
The below tweet of Khalid Saifi shows his proximity with journalists like Siddharth Varadarajan, Rana Ayyub, Rajdeep Sardesai, Arfa Khanum, Abhisar Sharma, who often take pro-Islamic stands.
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) February 28, 2019
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) January 21, 2019
Rajdeep Arfa Khanum Abhisar:
— Khalid Saifi (@KSaifi) January 19, 2019
Apart from journalists, many Left and Pro-Jehadi academicians and student leaders from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and Delhi University are seen in touch with Khalid Saifi. Many Aam Aadmi Party leaders and Naxal leaders like Kavita Krishnan are also seen with him. He was running an organization called United Against Hate, and agencies feel that this organisation was used to bring in funds from some Islamic countries to engineer protests in India. His Twitter handle shows that apart from arranging protests, he was mostly seen in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Turkey and Brunei. He was also seen with many pro-Jehadi organizations from Kerala and Tamil Nadu too. Agencies are probing his money routing links with journalists, academicians, and certain advocates. They also believe Khalid Saifi is part of Popular Front of India (PFI) and his main task was to tie up with Journalists, Academicians, Student leaders, and feminist activists.
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