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Chidambaram Slams AAP Govt Sanction To Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar In Sedition Case

Chidambaram Slams AAP Govt Sanction To Prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar In Sedition CaseSenior Congress leader P Chidambaram (L) and Kanhaiya Kumar. (File)
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Former Home Minister P Chidambaram criticised the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government for granting sanction to prosecute the former JNU Students...

Former Home Minister P Chidambaram criticised the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government for granting sanction to prosecute the former JNU Students Union President Kanhaiya Kumar in a sedition case against him. The Delhi government on Friday announced that it had cleared the prosecution of the former JNUSU leader in the sedition case.

The former Union Home Minister observed in a Twitter post that the Delhi Government is "no less ill-informed than the Central government in its understanding of sedition law." His tweet further said that he strongly disapproved of the sanction granted to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and others for alleged offences under section is 124A and 120B of IPC.

"I strongly disapprove of the sanction granted to prosecute Mr Kanhaiya Kumar and others for alleged offences under sections 124A and 120B of IPC."

Kanhaiya Kumar faces trial in a sedition case and is accused of leading a procession in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in which he and others had chanted anti-national slogans on the anniversary of the hanging of Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru. The BJP has been criticising the AAP Government of dragging its feet in giving sanction to the prosecution of Kanhaiya Kumar.

Meanwhile, Kanhaiya Kumar told the media that he welcomed the sanction to prosecute him and hoped that a fast track court would be set up which would decide on the case expeditiously. The case would prove how the government was misusing the sedition law, he added. In a Twitter post, Kanhaiya sarcastically thanked the Delhi government and said that truth will triumph in a trial in a real court rather than a media trial.


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