The anti-Indian label: Students who were slapped with sedition charges
First Published 17, Feb 2020, 6:54 PM
With a number of students facing sedition charges under IPC section 124A for chanting “pro-Pakistan” slogans, Asianet Newsable travelled back to the recent past to list out students who were slapped with charges of sedition.
Aamir Mohiuddin Wani, Basit Asif Sofi and Talib Majeed Three Kashmir students who marked the first anniversary of Pulwama attack by singing pro-Pak slogans were booked under sedition laws by Karnataka Police. Aamir Mohiuddin Wani is a third-year student, while Basit Asif Sofi and Talib Majeed are second semester students, who have chosen to study civil engineering.
Kanhaiya Kumar Following the event organised to condemn the hanging of Afzal Guru who was awarded the death penalty for his role in the Parliament attack, Delhi Police arrested Kumar who was the president of JNU Student Union in 2016.
Nalini Balakumar, a former Mysuru University student who was part of a solidarity meet following an attack on JNU students, was seen holding a 'Free Kashmir' poster. Jayalakshmipuram Police registered a suo-moto case and summoned her.
Sharjeel Imam Another JNU student who organised the Shaheen Bagh protest. Imam was booked for his alleged controversial speech concerning separation of Assam from India. Iman was recently shot by Ram Bhakth Gopal Sharma for blocking the roads in the protest.
Shehla Rashid Booked for sedition over her comments on alleged violence in Jammu and Kashmir in 2019 after the Central government abrogated article 370, she had accused the Army of human rights violations in the Valley
Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya Fellow students supporting Kanhaiya Kumar went into hiding and later surrendered before police. They faced similar charges as Kanhaiya Kumar