Delhi high court to hear plea against Kanhaiya Kumar’s bail today

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2016 10:59 IST
JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar speaks during the public symposium in New Delhi on Sunday. (Virendra Singh Gosain/ HT Photo)

The Delhi high court will hear a plea on Wednesday seeking cancellation of the interim bail granted to JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

A petition was filed in the Delhi high court on March 15 seeking cancellation of his interim bail, saying that Kanhaiya had violated bail conditions and made some objectionable remarks against the armed forces.

Kanhaiya was arrested on charges of sedition in connection to an event marking the hanging of Afzal Guru organised in the Jawaharlal Nehru University on February 9. He was released from Tihar Jail on March 2 on an interim bail of six months.

After his release, Kanhaiya was speaking at a student’s gathering on International Women’s Day when he allegedly said that the Indian Army personnel have committed atrocities against women in Jammu and Kashmir.

A case was also registered against him in the Kanpur civil court the remarks, following which for giving objectionable statements against army personnel.

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