Kanhaiya Kumar beaten up SC asks Bassi ensure safety: JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, today moved the Supreme Court for bail which it will hear on Friday. His bail petition was mentioned before a bench of justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre by senior advocate Soli J Sorabjee and Raju Ramachandran who wanted it to be heard today itself.
Kanhaiya Kumar beaten up SC asks Bassi ensure safety
awaharlal Nehru University students rejected an appeal by vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar and are set to march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in Delhi at 2pm on Thursday.
The march is a show of solidarity with JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans at an event on February 9.He condemned the February 9 event at the JNU and said those who shouted the allegedly anti-national slogans included “some people from JNU and a section of outsiders”.
“The media trial against me is painful. If there is evidence against me that I am a traitor, then you please send me to jail. But if there no evidence against me, there should be no media trial,” he said in a statement at the start of the proceedingsIn a letter to the students on Thursday morning, JNU vice-chancellor M. Jagadesh Kumar said, “While we appreciate your right to protest, we are apprehensive of your safety outside campus. We, therefore, appeal to you to reconsider your decision for undertaking the march outside the campus.”
Kanhaiya Kumar told the court that he was attacked by a group of people wearing black robes while he was being escorted by police to the court room. The leftist All India Students Federation (AISF) leader was arrested on February 12 on after anti-India slogans were raised at an event held at the JNU campus on February 9 to commemorate the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. “I have said earlier too. I am an Indian. I have full faith in the Constitution as well as the judiciary of the country,” Kumar told metropolitan magistrate Lovleen when he was produced for remand proceedings.