Delhi CM Kejriwal speaks on JNUSU sedition case


24 Jan 2019

Delhi law department examining JNU sedition case: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government's law department was examining granting sanction for prosecution of former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case.

He, however, accused the Center of committing "sedition" by creating hurdles in the works of Delhi government.

In a Twitter post, Kejriwal slammed PM Modi for stalling works on schools, hospitals, and CCTV cameras installations.

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Don't know whether Kanhaiya has committed sedition: Kejriwal

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Kejriwal accuses Modi of creating hurdles in Delhi government's works

Kejriwal accuses Modi of creating hurdles in Delhi government's works

"On the other hand, Modi ji has stalled works on schools for children, hospitals, installation of CCTV cameras, setting up of mohalla clinics in Delhi - is this not sedition?" Kejriwal said.

The AAP-led Delhi government is seeking legal advice with regard to granting sanction for prosecution in the JNU sedition case.

Last week, AAP and the Delhi Police had traded allegations over this.

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After court questions charge-sheet filing, AAP, Delhi police trade allegations

Last week, AAP and the Delhi Police had attacked each other after a court questioned the filing of a charge sheet in the sedition case against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others without procuring required sanction from authorities.


Why did you file charge-sheet without approval, Court asks police

The Delhi government sources said the rules laid down by the court for sanction of prosecution will be followed.

The police had filed the charge sheet in the court on January 14, saying the sanction for prosecution was pending with the government.

"Why did you file (the charge sheet) without approval? You do not have a legal department," the court asked police on Saturday.

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Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya charged for shouting anti-India slogans

Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya charged for shouting anti-India slogans

According to the charge sheet, Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on the JNU campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

Former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were also charged for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during the event to mark the hanging of Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru.

Afzal was executed on February 9, 2013, in Tihar.

Varsity had denied permission for event after ABVP filed complaint

The event, which ignited the controversy, had taken place despite Jawaharlal Nehru University administration canceling the permission for the same following a complaint by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). ABVP, a right-wing all India student organization affiliated to RSS, had called the event "anti-national".

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