Kanhaiya vows to fight sedition law

Updated - November 17, 2021 05:07 am IST

Published - March 19, 2016 03:08 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Vowing to wage a battle for scrapping the sedition law, JNU student’s union president Kanhaiya Kumar on Friday welcomed the interim bail for his fellow students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

“Those who support democracy should come together. It will be a long battle. We have been given the bail. We will go on with our struggle to ensure that the sedition law is scrapped,” Mr. Kumar said.

Khalid and Bhattacharya, arrested last month on charges of sedition for their involvement in a controversial event organised to protest the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, were on Friday granted interim bail for six months by a Delhi court. “I have been to jail. I know what it feels to be there. I am glad our comrades will be back but the struggle will continue,” said Mr. Kumar.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.