India High Court Raises Concerns On Student Sedition Case

India High Court Raises Concerns On Student Sedition Case

India’s high court voiced concern over law and order following widespread protests over the arrest of a student leader for sedition. Thousands of supporters of a student leader from a top Indian university have marched to protest against his arrest on sedition charges. Mr Kumar was arrested after organising a rally against the 2013 hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru at which anti-India slogans were allegedly raised. Furthermore he was also attacked by lawyers on his way to court. He termed this attack as threat to his fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India. The court has stated that it is “concerned about the law and order situation arising out of the violence” at the courthouse. There have also been protests in support of Kumar by those who believe this case constitutes a violation of free speech rights at universities. Moreover, three officials of a student wing have resigned from their posts, expressing disappointment over the way in which the issue has been handled. Political parties have also joined the protest, with opposition groups condemning the government action

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