Mr. Prashant Patel Umrao
Prashant Patel Umrao is a Advisory Board at Legal Aawaz. He is an Advocate practicing at Supreme Court and Delhi High Court, Public Speaker, Writer and a social activist. He is fighting against corruption and is instrumental in raising various social issues that have an impact of society through legal ways.
Prashant did his schooling from Saraswati Shishu Mandir and Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Jahanabad and then moved to Allahabad for graduation to Ewing Christian College. He graduated in Computer Application and Physics from Allahabad University and did his post-graduation from Footwear Design and Development Institute (Ministry of Commerce; GOI), Noida. He holds his L.L.B degree from Chaudhary Charan Singh University and L.L.M from Uttrakhand Technical University.
Petition against 21 AAP MLA’s holding Office of Profit:
Prashant has filed a petition to President requesting him to disqualify 21 Aam Aadmi Party MLA’s as they were appointed Parliamentary Secretaries as it was OoP. After this Delhi Government had passed a bill in assembly to keep away Parliamentary Secretary post away from Office of Profit , but Lt. Governer refused to sign the bill as it was totally unconstitutional. Election Commission of India has issued notice to the accused MLA’s on 16th March 2016 for holding OoP. Now hearing is going on before EC in regards to this matter. On 24th June , EC dismissed plea of AAP MLA’s to end case against them.
Case Against film PK :
Prashant was the first person who lodged FIR against Bollywood film PK for its controversial portrayal of Hindu Gods and exposed its links with Pakistan. After his complaint against Leela Samson (Censor Board Chief) to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, she was dismissed from her post.
Petition in JNU Matter :
Prashant has actively participated in JNU matter by filing various petitions in SC and Delhi HC opposing bail of accused having sedition charges.
AMU Food Matter For Non-Muslim Students :
There was 96 year old tradition in Aligarh Muslim University of not serving breakfast and lunch to non-muslims during Ramadan. Prashant Patel raised his voice against this tradition through social and mass media, after this AMU was forced to stop this tradition and now food is being served to non-muslim students.
RSTV SCAM :
When Nation was shocked to hear the so-called victimization of muslims by outgoing VP, Hamid Ansari , it was Prashant who revealed the real reason for his desperation.Using Twitter as a platform Prashant exposed the RSTV scams during Ansari’s tenure wherein various non-deserving left-aligned journo were appointed with hefty pay packages. He also revealed that a film was produced from RSTV’s money. Media took cognizance of his expose and ran a story on it. Also after Venkaiah Naidu took Charge of VP, many Pakistan sympathisers & CEO were removed from RSTV.
Expose of Media’s ‘Hero’ :
The Gorakhpur Tragedy shocked the whole nation. Going by its muslim-loving tradition, media without any factcheck was busy making Dr.Kafeel Khan the main ‘Felon’ of the children’s deaths as ‘Hero’. Prashant exposed the real culprits on social media. This led the media to do some factcheck. Soon real story was let out. Later Rajeev Misra, the Principal of BRD College; His wife Poornima Shukla both of whom had earlier been debunked by him were arrested. Also Dr. Kafeel Khan who was absconding was handcuffed by Police on Eid.
Personal Life :
Prashant is a bachelor currently based in Delhi.
Prashant is a chairman of "Spanda Foundation"
and patron of "Mission Vande Matram Trust".
Prashant is accorded with "The Hero’s Award", "National Youth Changemakers Award" and "Swarajya Rakshak Samman"
for his exemplary services to the society and nation.