JNU row: Rahul Gandhi faces sedition case

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New Delhi: Meeting with protesting students in JNU campus in connection with 'ant-national' activities row has become set-back for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi.

A sedition case has been filed against Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for supporting protesting students in the university campus, reported the Navbharat Times.

Sedition case against Rahul Gandhi

The decision has been taken in the wake of a plea filed by a lawyer and BJP leader in a court in Allahabad.

Rahul Gandhi paid a visit to the JNU campus and alleged that those who want to gag the voice of students are the real anti-nationals.

"Kanhaiya Kumar just put forward his expression but the government is labelling him as an anti-national," Rahul Gandhi had said.
JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, was on Wednesday sent to judicial custody till March 2.

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On the night of February 9, some students organised a meet at JNU to mourn the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front co-founder Maqbool Bhat. Anti-India slogans were allegedly raised at the gathering.

Kanhaiya Kumar, from the Leftist All India Students Federation (AISF), was arrested on February 12 on charges of raising anti-India slogans during a meeting on Kashmir in the campus.

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