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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.


Request for sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya, others pending before Delhi govt: Police tells court

The police informed Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana that it has done its part and is now awaiting the decision. The court reserved its order for 3 pm today for necessary directions in this regard.

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.

Police given two months to get sanction in JNU sedition case

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana told Delhi Police to make its stand clear and passed an order calling for a report by the DCP regarding the status of prosecution sanction 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.


Begusarai Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar bites the dust in debut poll battle

In a major blow to the political debutant, Kanhaiya Kumar lost to Union minister and firebrand BJP leader Giriraj Singh in the Lok Sabha elections from Begusarai seat.

Digvijaya Singh calls himself admirer of Kanhaiya Kumar who will campaign for him

Digvijay Singh also sought to dispel perception that Kumar's arrival might rake up "Tukde-Tukde" controversy in the poll season, as Sadhvi Pragya is viewed as a polarising figure.

Help Kanhaiya win from Begusarai, retire RJD candidate: CPI to Tejashwi Yadav

"I would urge Tejashwi Yadav to consider our appeal that Hassan retire from the contest. He can do this much to help Kanhaiya get a decisive victory since the last date of withdrawal of nominations has elapsed," a CPI leader said.

Sitaram Yechury, Javed Akhtar to campaign for Kanhaiya Kumar in Begusarai

Top Left leaders Sitaram Yechury, D Raja and Sudhakar Reddy along with veteran Bollywood lyricist Javed Akhtar will visit Bihar in the coming week to campaign for CPI's Begusarai candidate Kanhaiya Kumar.

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JNU row: Umar Khalid rusticated, Kanhaiya fined for pro-Afzal Guru event

While Umar and Anirban were found guilty of triggering communal violence and disrupting communal harmony on campus, Mujeeb was found guilty of participating in the sloganeering.

Make In India week, JNU protests, Grammys: Here are top 30 frames of the week

Narendra Modi inaugurates Make In India. JNUSU Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 14-day judicial custody. 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.


JNU students lead march for Kanhaiya Kumar's release, protest sedition law

JNU students began their march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in protest against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and the ‘gagging of freedom of speech’ by the government.

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar sent to 14-day judicial custody

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was allegedly beaten up by lawyers on Wednesday while he was being produced at Patiala House court.

JNU row: Protest, counter-protest continue in Delhi

A scuffle broke out at the Patiala House court in New Delhi on Monday afternoon after a group of about 40 lawyers present inside the court started shouting anti-JNU slogans demanding that University faculty present inside the court leave.

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Delhi Police Reportedly Lack Proof To Charge Ex-JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar For Sedition

The Delhi Police have reportedly not found any comprehensive evidence to pursue its sedition case against former JNU president Kanhaiya Kumar. On February 9 last year, Kanhaiya was jailed on charges of sedition, along with JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are currently out on bail. The police, however, are likely to indict Khalid […]

Kanhaiya Kumar Speech At JNU Campus

Kanhaiya Kumar went to jail last month as a student arrested on charges of sedition, he returned to JNU today as a symbol of the campus’s struggle for free speech — and at the vanguard of what he called was a renewed struggle against the government. On Thursday, two hours after he was freed on […]


Keystrokes: Kanhaiya

In his deposition before the high-level inquiry committee set up to probe the controversy following the February 9 event at JNU, Registrar Bupinder Zutshi said students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar knew about the event, according to sources. – See more 

Romila Thapar And Harbans Mukhia At JNU Campus

Saying that efforts were being made to “obfuscate nationalism”, historian Romila Thapar Sunday said nationalism could not be the identity of one group and universities are “obvious places” for conducting “incisive debates on the nationalist enterprise”. – See more

Kanhaiya Kumar's Speech At JNU Campus After Release

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar lashed out at ABVP after his release from jail on Thursday evening. Thanking all who stood by him while he was in jail, Kanhaiya said he believes in the Constitution and Judiciary of India. Kanhaiya, who was arrested last month by the Delhi Police and booked under the charges […]

Kanhaiya Released From Tihar Jail: What The Delhi Govt-Appointed Magisterial Probe Said

JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar who was arrested on the charges of sedition by the Delhi police last month, walked out of jail on Thursday. He was granted 6 months interim bail by Delhi High Court on Wednesday, 20 days after he was held for raising anti-India slogans in JNU campus on February 9. […]


Full Video of Kanhaiya Kumar's Deposition Before a Supreme Court-Appointed Panel

Kanhaiya Kumar was kicked and punched by men in lawyers’ robes who came prepared, with two of the attackers even entering the court room, according to the transcript of a 20-minute video of the JNU student leader’s deposition before a Supreme Court-appointed panel. Transcripts of the panel’s inquiries on February 17, the day of the […]

Video of Kanhaiya Kumar Recounting The Assault He Suffered at the Patiala House Court Premises

Kanhaiya Kumar was kicked and punched by men in lawyers’ robes who came prepared, with two of the attackers even entering the court room, according to the transcript of a 20-minute video of the JNU student leader’s deposition before a Supreme Court-appointed panel. Transcripts of the panel’s inquiries on February 17, the day of the […]

Kanhaiya sent to one-day remand: Delhi Police

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI) Rajan Bhagat, public relations officer of the Delhi Police, said Kanhaiya Kumar who has been booked on sedition charges, have been taken on one-day remand by the Delhi police for further investigation in the JNU unrest. He added that that Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are also facing the charges of sedition, will be confronted on Friday for investigation. He further said necessary action must be taken against the accused.

Kanhaiya's bail plea hearing deferred till Feb 29

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on the bail plea of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union president Kanhaiya Kumar to February 29. Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Shailendra Babbar informed that Kanhaiya’s remand will be sought. Reiterating similar statement, another SPP Anil Soni said the court has directed to hold Kanhaiya’s next hearing at an undisclosed location, in view of his security and safety.