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