Do You Know What’s Sedition? Delhi High Court Questions Police on JNU Row


The Delhi High Court today questioned the Delhi Police whether they know the meaning of sedition and its applicability in a case of suspected “anti-national” sloganeering in JNU campus.

The Delhi Police has come under fire for slapping serious charges of sedition on JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and putting him behind the bars along with couple of more JNU students who swore that they are not “terrorists”.

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The police also failed to produce a video footage as proof, prompting the court to question whether participating in slogan mongering and mere presence at an event amount to sedition in any way.

After the hearing of both Delhi Police arguments for more days of custody of the student leader and his defence lawyer Kapil sibal’s argument that there is no truth in sedition charges slapped on Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar.

Sibal said the JNUSU president did not raise anti-national slogans, as he was merely there to resolve the fight between the two groups which prompted the police to arrest him and slap the unprecedented sedition charge on him triggering protests all over the university campuses in India and abroad.

Even the Delhi Government counsel said no innocent should be jailed as there is no proof against Kumar and that he should not be held responsible for outsiders coming into the campus and raising anti-national slogans.



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