Sedition charges against JNU students: It is travesty of free speech: Shah Faesal

Sedition charges against JNU students: It is travesty of free speech: Shah Faesal



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SRINAGAR, Jan 16: Denouncing the slapping of sedition charges on Kanihya Kumar and other eight students including a couple of Kashmiri students in connection with Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union (JNUSU) incident, Shah Faesal, the IAS topper who resigned recently has termed it as ‘a travesty of free speech’.

In his tweet, Faesal has said: “Invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya Kumar and eight others is a travesty of free speech.  Section 124 A of IPC is totally at odds with the spirit of the time. World has moved on. India has grown up. It is time for our governments to grow up. ”

Faesal who intends to join mainstream political spectrum has earlier also raised his voice against many such incidents mainly highlighting his concern on the growing intolerance in the country.

Pertinently the Delhi Police filed Chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya, Aqeeb Hussain, Mujeeb Hussain, Muneeb Hussain,Umair Gul, Rayees Rasool, Khalid Bashir, Basharat Ali invoking sedition charges against them.

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