Application Against Kanhaiya's Visit: Court Seeks to Know Locus

Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar has accepted an invitation by a joint group of students from three Institutes in Pune.

Published: 11th April 2016 10:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2016 10:02 PM   |  A+A-


Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar speaking at a seminar on Constitution Rights at Sundaraiah Vignana Kendram in Hyderabad. |Suresh Kumar/ EPS


MUMBAI: A Pune civil court today asked an activist, who has filed an application seeking to restrain the JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar from visiting Pune on April 14, to explain what right he (the activist) has to move the court.

Judge S R Yadav asked the applicant Hemant Patil to explain his `locus standi' (right to move the court in a particular case) and adjourned the hearing till tomorrow, said his lawyer Wajid Khan.

Patil contends that Kumar's visit may create a law and order problem as he may give inflammatory speeches and a Delhi court, while giving Kumar bail in the sedition case, had restrained him from giving speeches for six months.

Kumar has accepted an invitation by a joint group of students from the city-based Ranade Institute of Journalism, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the Fergusson College to visit and speak in Pune.

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