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UP court admits petition seeking sedition trial against Rahul Gandhi

The petitioner has contended that Gandhi, by virtue of support he had extended to the jailed JNU students, was "guilty of treason" and liable to be tried under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

By: PTI | Allahabad | Updated: February 18, 2016 1:20 am
rahul gandhi, congress, rahul and JNU, rahul on jnu, jnu and allahabad court The court held Rahul Gandhi “guilty of treason” and liable to be tried under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

A court in Allahabad admitted a petition on Wednesday seeking trial of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on charges of sedition for his opposition to the police action against students of the JNU who had taken part in a demonstration where “anti-national” slogans were allegedly raised.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sushil Kumar ordered that the petition of advocate Sushil Kumar Mishra be admitted for recording of statements under Section 200 of the Criminal Procedure Code on March 1.

In his petition, Mishra has contended that Gandhi, by virtue of support he had extended to the jailed JNU students, was “guilty of treason” and liable to be tried under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

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Incidentally, Mishra had been in news last year for filing a petition seeking trial of US President Barack Obama for allegedly defaming India by making statements about rising religious intolerance in the country.

The petition was dismissed by a judicial magistrate who had noted that the American President enjoyed “diplomatic immunity”.

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    arju
    Feb 17, 2016 at 5:19 pm
    Very good. Keep it up...
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      Bijan Mohanty
      Feb 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm
      Sedition trial has become a joke in this country. If u do not like the face of a person, file sedition charge against him. Hardik Patel in jail under sedition charge, JNU leader in jail under sedition charge. Modi party has reduced delivery of justice to a joke.
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        CHANCHAL MAJUMDAR
        Feb 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm
        Correct action! A common man like me understands ' standing there where anti india slogans are on not trying to stop ' is a direct SUPPORT OF ANTINATIONAL ACTIVITY! BEGGING EXCUSES AND LET OFF IS NOT A WAY OF MAKING HIM UNDERSTAND! RATHER A TATTOO ON HIS FOREHEAD 'AI' is nice! (meaning antiindian)
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          mala
          Feb 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm
          Justice has been done to an antiindia supports. I am happy as a common ciizen, i was helpless all these years Judge sab, you have done a great thing Salute
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          1. Ruru Koshy
            Feb 17, 2016 at 5:14 pm
            I don't need the lessons of patriotism... Nationalism doesn't fill my stomach... I need food... I need job... I will only vote for the one who can provide that...
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