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Kanhaiya Kumar’s ‘Home Coming’ Speech in JNU Reverberates as BJP Blunder Bounces Back

Smriti Irani or Rajnath Singh would not have imagined that they were giving life to a bigger opponent to PM Narendra Modi, when they rushed in to the campus of JNU on February 12 to arrest JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, whom they must have thought was another ‘bachcha’. Perhaps the way King Bali miscalculated the might of Vaman (One of ...

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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 ...

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Sedition Case Slapped on Rahul Gandhi, Sitaram Yetchury, JNU Leaders in Cyberabad PS

Complementing the Sedition charges filed against JNU leaders in New Delhi, Cyberabad police station has embraced the notorious Sedition case against Congress and Left leaders and JNU student leaders in a row, bringing the erstwhile lawmakers what a mistake they have done not repealing the colonial period’s worst law that had sent scores of freedom fighters to prison recurrently and ...

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Human Rights Watch Asks India to Stop Persecution of Kanhaiya Kumar

Human Rights Watch, a global human rights body on Friday asked India to stop persecution of peaceful activists, including JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, with sedition under IPC 124 (a) that may attract three to life-term imprisonment, if convicted. “The BJP government seems eager to punish peaceful speech but less willing to investigate supporters who commit violence in the ...

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Police Pressurized Kanhaiya Kumar to Extract Statement: NHRC

In a report that will have adverse impact on India’s image abroad, the country’s National Human Rights Commission said on Friday that Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was subjected to psychological pressure. If proved, India may face flak from the US and European countries and Kanhaiya may even become one of the Nobel Peace Prize nominees. The ...

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Justice Denied, JNU Dwindles into Dark Hole

It was 30 years ago when a DTC 615 bus was abruptly stopped at Munirka and goons entered the bus asking “Are You from JNU?” and kicked all those who said yes and those who resembled even slightly as a student, including a friend and classmate of Nirmala Seetharaman, currently the BJP minister. Now that three decades have passed by, ...

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Full Text of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s Speech that Attracted Sedition Charges

Herre is the full text of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech inside the campus on February 9 that landed him in jail under charges of sedition. The translated verion may vary slightly and video accompanied shows it too. “The people who burnt the tricolor are the fans of (Veer) Savarkar. They apologised in front of ...

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