Newspaper Clippings about Eqbal Ahmad
Newspaper clippings in Urdu and English from the Pakistan Times of articles and letters to the editor urging support for Eqbal Ahmad, the Pakistani-born scholar and anti-war activist indicted for conspiring to kidnap Presidential adviser Henry Kissinger.
"Eqbal Ahmad slates address"
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago News dated March 29, 1971 advertising that Eqbal Ahmad would give a talk on “Vietnamization: the Facts” at Wellington Ave. Congregational Church.
"Ahmad vows to 'prove innocence'"
Newspaper clipping from the January 26, 1971 edition of The Chicago Maroon of an article by Steve Cook. Eqbal Ahmad, indicted for conspiring to kidnap Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, vowed to prove his innocence in court. However, Ahmad added, "I am likely to be tried for my ideas, for my words, much more than for my deeds."
"Ahmad Pennsylvania transfer stayed"
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago Maroon dated January 22, 1971 of an article by Jim Haefemeyer on the decision made by Judge James Parsons to stay execution of an order to transfer Eqbal Ahmad. The article features a photograph of protesters picketing outside the Everett Dirksen federal building to demonstrate support for Ahmad.
"Ahmad's Case Transferred to District Court"
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago Tribune dated January 21, 1971 stating that the case of Eqbal Ahmad, one of six anti-war activists indicted in a plot to kidnap Presidential adviser Henry Kissinger, was transferred to the Federal District Court in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
"Opinion of the people"
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago Sun-Times dated January 26, 1971 of a letter to the editor by William R.
"Eqbal Ahmad, Pakistan citizen"
Newspaper clipping from The Boston Globe dated January 13, 1971 of an article providing six sketches of the anti-war activists accused of conspiring to kidnap Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Eqbal Ahmad, a fellow at the Adlai E. Stevenson Institute for International Affairs at the University of Chicago, was one of the six indicted.
"Chicago defendant asks to leave U.S."
Newspaper clipping from Chicago Today dated January 14, 1971 reporting that Eqbal Ahmad requested the travel restrictions on his bail be lifted temporarily so that he could deliver a lecture in Toronto. Ahmad was one of six anti-war activists accused of conspiring to kidnap Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
"Kidnap Plot Suspect a 'Nice Guy'"
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago Tribune dated January 13, 1971 reporting that Herman D. Smith, chairman of the Adlai E. Stevenson Institute where Eqbal Ahmad was a fellow, was distressed and surprised by Ahmad’s arrest.