Delhi HC to hear plea against Kanhaiya Kumar’s remark on Army

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The JNU Student’s Union president Kanhaiya Kumar’s derogatory statement on army saying Indian Army rapes women in Kashmir has brought him in a big trouble as a fresh petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court on Tuesday demanding action against Kanhaiya Kumar.

Justice Pratibha Rani would hear the case post-lunch on Tuesday.

“Indian Army is an integral part of the nation and it cannot be alleged that the army is causing rape with women in Kashmir, which is a serious matter and a clear seditious act” on the part of Kanhaiya Kumar, said Advocate Sugriva Dubey.

“India is a free country to express our views but Kanhaiya Kumar and his associates called for a revolution and it was indicated that Kanhaiya is being backed by some Naxalites or Naxal group,” said the plea.

According to the plea, Kanhaiya Kumar has sought “azadi” (freedom) for Kashmir, Nagaland and Assam where the government is an elected government voted by the people adding that he and his associates, Anirban Bhattacharya and Umar Khalid, in their speeches have said that their fight for “azadi” would not stop.

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The plea sought the court’s direction for investigation by the Intelligence Bureau into the matter.

Despite giving an undertaking to the court that he would not engage in any anti-national activities, Kanhaiya Kumar’s 45-minute speech after release from jail was probably a fully political speech inviting penal provisions for a seditious act.

On March 2, the Delhi High Court granted an interim bail to Kanhaiya Kumar who was charged for his raising anti-national slogans in a public meeting on February 9 in the university campus.

After his release from bail, on March 8, Kanhaiya Kumar reportedly said in a speech: “No matter how much you try to stop us, we will speak up against human rights violations. We will raise our voice against Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act . While we have a lot of respect for our soldiers, we will still talk about the fact that in Kashmir, women are raped by security personnel.”

Wefornews Bureau

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