The Wire: Watch | Why the Sedition Law is Anti-Democratic

This week, the Delhi police filed a chargesheet against former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the case of treason lodged in 2016.

The Delhi police also charged former students – Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya – for allegedly using ‘anti-India’ slogans during an event organised on the JNU campus on February 9, 2016, on the anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru. Former JNUSU vice-president Shehla Rashid has also been named, but not charged.

Others charged in the case are Aquib Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain, Umar Gul, Rayeea Rassol, Bashir Bhat, Aparajita Raja and Basharat Ali. Read more…

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