Why was Kanhaiya Kumar charged with sedition, asks Oppn in Rajya Sabha; demands scrapping of law

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday demanded "scrapping" of sedition law and asked why Jawaharlal Nehru University students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and few others were booked under the serious charge.

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2016, 13:13 PM IST
Why was Kanhaiya Kumar charged with sedition, asks Oppn in Rajya Sabha; demands scrapping of law

New Delhi: The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday demanded "scrapping" of sedition law and asked why Jawaharlal Nehru University students Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and few others were booked under the serious charge.

JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya are facing sedition charges for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans in the campus.

A case against Khalid and Bhattacharya was registered at Vasant Kunj police station, soon after JNU Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested under the same charges on February 12 after the event held on the university campus against the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. He is out on bail.

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.