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JNU sedition case: Delhi govt given a month to decide on prosecution sanction

The Indian Express had earlier reported that the Delhi government has decided to turn down the Delhi Police request to prosecute Kanhaiya and others, after the home department took a view that the February 9, 2016, event inside the JNU campus does not amount to sedition against the state.

JNU sedition case: Court asks govt to decide on sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar in a month

"The time which is being taken to finalise the issue of sanction or otherwise has caused wasted of judicial time as the case had been listed and adjourned repeatedly since the filing of the charge sheet," the court said.

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No sedition in JNU case, says Delhi govt, set to reject sanction request

The Home Department is of the view that the activities of the accused, during an event on campus on February 9, 2016, “do not amount to sedition against the State”. The case is scheduled to come up in a city court on September 18.

JNU sedition case: Court grants 2 months to police to get sanctions to prosecute Kanhaiya, others

The court also sought a status report from the deputy commissioner of police on the issue of sanction and posted the matter for further proceedings on September 18.

Govt counsel against granting sanction in JNU sedition case

The Home Department has been conveyed that being critical of the government and its policies do not amount to sedition, and a clampdown on unpopular views will throttle democracy in the long run.

JNU sedition case: Counsel files reply on question of prosecution sanction

A Delhi court had granted time till July 23 to the Delhi government after its counsel had said they are looking into the matter with all seriousness, and they needed another month to finalise whether or not to accord sanction for prosecution of former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others under IPC section 124(A) (sedition).

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JNU sedition: Delhi Govt told to respond by July 23

The court granted time to the Delhi government after its counsel said they are looking into the matter with all seriousness, and they need one more month to finalise whether or not to accord sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others under IPC section 124(A) (sedition).

JNU sedition case: Chargesheet filed secretly, Delhi govt tells court

"The chargesheet was filed secretly and in a hasty manner without sanction from competent authority. Decision on sanction to be taken within one month from receipt of opinion from the GNCTD standing counsel (criminal),” the Delhi government’s counsel said.

JNU sedition case: Chargesheet filed in 'hasty, secretive manner', Delhi govt tells court

The AAP government accused the police of filing the charge sheet secretly and in a hasty manner without obtaining the required sanction from the competent authority.

JNU sedition case: Delhi govt seeks month's time to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar, others

Police had claimed that Kumar was leading a procession and supported seditious slogans raised on campus during an event on February 9, 2016.

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