JNU row: Blow for Rahul Gandhi as Allahabad High Court orders sedition case against him

In a major blow to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Allahabad High Court has ordered to register a sedition case against him over meeting with protesting students in JNU campus in connection with 'ant-national' activities row.

Last Updated: Feb 18, 2016, 00:44 AM IST
JNU row: Blow for Rahul Gandhi as Allahabad High Court orders sedition case against him

New Delhi: In a major blow to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Allahabad High Court has ordered to register a sedition case against him over meeting with protesting students in JNU campus in connection with 'ant-national' activities row.

The high court's order came in the wake of a plea filed in Allahabad's CJM court, a report in Navbharart Times said.

 

The plea alleged that Rahul Gandhi offered his support to the students who where shouting anti-national slogans in the JNU campus.

Rahul Gandhi had visited the JNU campus and alleged that those who want to gag the voice of students are the real anti-nationals.

"Kanhaiya Kumar just put forward his expression but the government is labelling him as an anti-national," Rahul Gandhi had said.

 

Rahul Gandhi had strongly lashed out at the Narendra Modi government over the JNU row, following which, BJP president Amit Shah in his blog had asked for Rahul Gandhi's definition of patriotism.

 

Meanwhile, JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested for sedition, was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till March 2.