JNU row: Supreme Court refuses to hear Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea

In his bail petition, Kanhaiya had complained of repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Courts despite directives of the apex court.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 19, 2016 3:09 pm
Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU, JNU row, Kanhaiya Kumar bail, JNU protests, Kanhaiya Kumar bail plea, Kanhaiya Kumar bail, JNU Kanhaiya Kumar, SC Kanhaiya Kumar bail Kanhaiya Kumar, head of the student’s union at Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), is escorted by police outside the Patiala House court in New Delhi, February 17, 2016. (Express Photo- Praveen Khanna)

The Supreme Court today refused to hear the bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar, the JNUSU president who was arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans.

The top court directed the matter to the Delhi High Court. It observed that hearing Kanhaiya’s bail plea directly would open floodgates of such requests in the future. The court agreed that Kanhaiya’s bail hearing may not be possible at the Patiala House Court and that he may approach the HC.

Watch Video: JNU Students March For JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar’s Release

The court also told the Centre and the Delhi Police to ensure the safety of Kanhaiya to which the government’s counselor agreed.

In his bail petition, Kanhaiya said there is repeated breakdown of law and order at the Patiala House Courts despite directives of the apex court, making it impossible for him and his lawyers to approach the sessions court for bail.

Here are the latest updates: 

11:42 am: BREAKING – Supreme Court refuses to hear the bail plea of Kanhaiya Kumar and sends the matter to the Delhi High Court.

11:30 am: SC- Once enough security is provided to accused & his lawyer, there should be no problem appearing at PH Court.

11:10 am: Delhi Police also submits their report on Patiala House Court violence in SC.

11:05 am: Delhi Police has not sought extension of police remand for Kanhaiya Kumar, says Kanhaiya’s lawyer.

Kanhaiya Kumar, JNU, JNU row, Kanhaiya Kumar bail, JNU protests, Kanhaiya Kumar bail plea, Kanhaiya Kumar bail, JNU Kanhaiya Kumar, SC Kanhaiya Kumar bail Reporters outside Supreme Court for Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail plea. (Express Photo: Ravi Kanojia)

9:00 am: Until someone is violent, they should be allowed to say what they want to without sedition charges: Shashi Tharoor, Congress.

As Bassi and team wait for him, lawyer who led court attacks felicitated: Advocate Vikram Singh Chauhan, who led the attacks on students and journalists Monday and on JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar ignored summons from Delhi Police Thursday and showed up at the Karkardooma courts where he was felicitated by lawyers for his “stand against anti-nationals”. READ HERE

Kanhaiya ‘sedition’ video which went viral, aired on TV, may be doctored: A video that showed JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar shouting slogans, purportedly for the freedom of Kashmir, could have been doctored. The video went viral on social media and was aired on some TV news channels. READ HERE

WATCH VIDEO: What Delhi Police’s Failure To Ensure Order At The Patiala House Court Tells Us

22 Anjalis, 2 Rubinas: JNU probe panel finds there’s a lot in a name: The probe being conducted by JNU’s proctorial committee to identify organisers of the event held on campus this month to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is facing a peculiar situation. With posters for the February 9 event displaying only the first names of the 10 organisers, the committee appears to have no other option but send “call letters” to all namesakes on campus. READ HERE

JNU student’s father: If you’re branding him a traitor for my (SIMI) past…: “If you are branding my communist son a traitor because of my past, and holding him to trial in TV studios, it is worse than targeting… He is being punished in media studios for having a Muslim name,” said Ilyas, Umar Khalid’s father.

 

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    Haradhan Mandal
    Feb 19, 2016 at 7:51 am
    "The top court directed the matter to the Delhi High Court. It observed that hearing Kanhaiya’s bail plea directly would open floodgates of such requests in the future. " - This is EXACTLY what I thought and told to myself beforehand. But seeing the names of the prominent Lawyers - I thought that Supreme court will see the MERIT of the case and the the ALARMING situation,prevailing in the country. And the situation is described by none other than Supreme Court itself as the line below will tell us. "The court agreed that Kanhaiya’s bail hearing may not be possible at the Patiala House Court and that he may approach the HC." What else you need???
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      IML sood
      Feb 19, 2016 at 7:29 am
      Now go to International Court, many so called famous but anti Indian lawyers are available to ist him in his misadventure.There is Kujli and his advisers who can help him to teachhow to play helpless victim just to create dramatics after doing all sorts of anti national deeds.They want to abuse the freedom but does not want to bear consequences. Perhaps they are still in doubt,Cong. era is long over now it is the Govt. that works and works with guts and determination.
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        Kanu Patel
        Feb 19, 2016 at 8:48 am
        Kanaiya is a stupid leader encircled by crooked and anti national elements like Khalid and his group. The behavior,the body language ,the eyes and the cunning smile of Khalid indicates the motives of that man. What does the nation can expect from a son of SIMI father ? If his father is worried about the media trial of his son ,why does he not bring him to the Delhi police for his real trial in the court of law ?
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          Kavi
          Feb 19, 2016 at 7:52 am
          Put the traiter behind the bars for at least 5 years, till he is reformed.
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            Mansi aggarwal
            Feb 19, 2016 at 4:27 pm
            This is for you students of JNU, who are doing protest for Afzal guru. I am 16 year old girl and my parents,teachera all my elders always tought me that students are the future of our country. You are also students can our country can say that you are the future of country who are blaming our country to give punishment to terrorist. If you want to blame any party or any person for that you can but remember you can not blame our country.The government who provides you many facilties other then any college of DU you are giving this in return shame on guys shame on you. And if you have any problem from my country then you can leave this country as soon as possible. You should go to stan and join the ISIS.
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              MyTake
              Feb 19, 2016 at 6:55 am
              Good decision. HC should send it back to the point of origin. No need to waste value able time when it can spend same time on other important jobs.
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                MyTake
                Feb 19, 2016 at 6:57 am
                Kanaiya is bring popped up after AK failing to make any headway! Making of a hi!
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                  George
                  Feb 19, 2016 at 8:38 am
                  Look at the JNU protesters carrying the national flag. What a hypocrisy. They abuse, spread hatred in the name of free speech and then try to show the world that they are patriots. I don't know what sort of education this university imparts. Students instead of concentrating on their studies(highly subsidised by tax payers) squander their time with the help of so called professors, who want to be in the good books of these goondas. Leases teaching less responsibility,enjoy. You scratch my back and I will yours. Rogues.you have rogues like Rahul and kejerival to play politics. We don't need stan ,we have many within
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                    PCKULKARNI
                    Feb 19, 2016 at 6:59 am
                    Now Vikram Chouhan has chance to perform hat trick
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                      Rajvardhan
                      Feb 19, 2016 at 8:28 am
                      This ANTI NATIONAL elements must HANG on delhi streets so that no one dare to make slogans again PROUD TO BE TEAM MODI supporter and we are very happy with MODI development progreammes at the same the CORRUPT CONGRESS GOONS and COMMUNIST CRIMINALS are very much frustrated and worried about MODI pority and worried for there future LONG LIVE ABVP and BJP
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                        Ric
                        Feb 19, 2016 at 8:20 am
                        Wandering at this time what made stani students issued statements in support of JNU students when Rahul, kejriwal and some media houses are doing good. Now there will be another cry ABVP members in stan university may have done this
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                          Saurabh
                          Feb 19, 2016 at 8:09 am
                          So why do you read and comment on IE ARTICLES.
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                            Tony
                            Feb 19, 2016 at 2:17 pm
                            एक बात बताओ, अफजल गुरु को तो यूपीए सरकार ने लटकाया था। उसे लटकाये भी 2 साल हो गए। जब लटकाया था, तब JNU में कोई विरोध प्रदर्शन नही हुआ, पिछले साल नही हुआ, अचानक मरे हुए गुरु के इतने चेले कैसे पैदा हो गए ?? - इसका मतलब हमारी सरकार कुछ तो ऐसा काम कर रही है कि सारे छुपे हुए गद्दार बिलबिलाकर बिल से बाहर आ रहे है। नक़ाब हट रहे है। - शायद सरकार और खुफिया एजेंसियां इन्ही स्लीपर सेल्स, आतंकवादी समर्थकों को चिन्हित करके बेकनाब कर देना चाहती हो, ताकि जब इनके खिलाफ कारवाही हो कोई छातीकूट, अवार्ड वापसी गैंग, अिष्णुता के झंडाबरदार इनके पक्ष में माहौल न बना सके। (Only Rahul and Leftist are in support of those sleeper cells ..... .....Now use your own brain that who r those traitors ....)
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                              Atul Beri
                              Feb 19, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                              why did the supreme court first agree to hear the matter of bail for Kanhaiya of JNU infamy on Friday and later refer it to the HC? Today they NNOUNCED THEY WILL NOT HEAR THE MATTER IN SC TILL HEARD IN SUPREME COURT
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                                ak dev
                                Feb 19, 2016 at 5:11 pm
                                I am also following you.
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                                  ak dev
                                  Feb 19, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                                  I am uming you are an AAP supporter. Unlike Congress, Modi has got only half mandate i.e. Rajyasabha is still dominated with opposition and not allowing any legislative work. Kejriwal don't stop accusing Modi for not giving him free hand. Kejriwal has proved a bigger disappointment.
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                                    ak dev
                                    Feb 19, 2016 at 5:14 pm
                                    I had criticized NDTV recent coverage on JNU protest. My comment has not been published. It's speaks a lot about parioned media not allowing free debate.
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                                      Anand Sudan
                                      Feb 19, 2016 at 3:26 pm
                                      Communists who are shouting against the arrest of Kanaia should remember what was happened to thousands of youths embled in Tianman square. They were being shot down by the chinese military. They have not shouted slogans against their nation. They only demanded for democratic rights. Those communists who are protesting against JNU police actionshould think what would have been the fate of the youths, if they shouted slogans against their countries
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                                        Anand Sudan
                                        Feb 19, 2016 at 3:00 pm
                                        For the stani youth who waved Indian flag for love for an Indian cricketer, Pak court slapped him ten years' imprisonment .. For those people who shouted slogans for the destruction of India and who glorified Afsal Guru who attacked Indian parliament, here in India are getting Bouquet from our congress and communist leadres and the media' For the media and the leaders like Rahul,Yechuri etc. these anti nationals are heros.What a paradox!.
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                                          Anand Sudan
                                          Feb 19, 2016 at 3:24 pm
                                          Kanahya was part of an event which glorified Afsal Guru who attaked the temple of Indian democracy and the event even questioned the decision of the supreme court upholding the sentence to hang him. These anti nationals described his hanging as judicial killing. How the supreme court will hear a peion for bail by from a person involved in such an anti national event, overlooking precedence and legal procedures. Why legal procedures are waiving for him? Is he a freedom fighter? For Rahul, yechuri, Nitish, Laloo, Kapil Sibal, Kejri and so on these anti nationals are heros, but the patriots in the country they are not.
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                                            Anand Sudan
                                            Feb 19, 2016 at 3:03 pm
                                            The supreme could have heard the plea ' if he was arrested for organising a function to glorify the jawans who sacrificed their lives to protect our parliament. he was a part of the event which glorified Afsal Guru who attaked the temple Indian democracy. Congress and communists are in support of these anti national students who shouted slogans for the destruction of India.
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