Delhi HC to Hear Another Sedition Plea Against Kanhaiya

A petition was filed seeking against Kanhaiya Kumar on a sedition charge for saying that the Indian Army is responsible for rapes of women in Kashmir.

Published: 15th March 2016 01:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th March 2016 01:31 PM   |  A+A-


New Delhi JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar (File|PTI)


NEW DELHI: A petition was filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday seeking action against JNU Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar on a sedition charge for saying that the Indian Army is responsible for rapes of women in Kashmir.

Justice Pratibha Rani would hear the case post-lunch on Tuesday.

"Indian Army is an integral part of the nation and it cannot be alleged that the army is causing rape with women in Kashmir, which is a serious matter and a clear seditious act" on the part of Kanhaiya Kumar, said Advocate Sugriva Dubey.

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"India is a free country but Kanhaiya Kumar and his associates called for a revolution and it was indicated that Kanhaiya is being backed by some Naxalites or Naxal group," said the plea.

Kanhaiya Kumar has sought "azadi" (freedom) for Kashmir, Nagaland and Assam where the government is an elected government voted by the people, said the plea, adding that he and his associates, Anirban Bhattacharya and Umar Khalid, in their speeches have said that their fight for "azadi" would continue.

The plea sought the court's direction for investigation by the Intelligence Bureau into the issue.

Despite giving an undertaking to the court that he would not involve himself in any anti-national activities, Kanhaiya Kumar's 45-minute speech after release from jail was probably a total political speech inviting penal provisions for a seditious act.

On March 2, the Delhi High Court granted an interim bail to Kanhaiya Kumar, the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union president who was booked on the charge that he engaged in anti-national sloganeering in a public meeting in February in the university campus.

While granting him bail for six months, Justice Pratibha Rani said he will "not participate actively or passively in any activity which may be termed as anti-national".

After his release from bail, on March 8, Kanhaiya Kumar reportedly said in a speech: "No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act . While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir, women are raped by security personnel."


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