‘Anti-national slogans won’t attract sedition charge’

Merely raising anti-national slogans does not merit sedition charges, retired Supreme Court Judge Asok Kumar Ganguly said here on Tuesday.

Commenting on the recent arrest of a student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Justice Ganguly said, “I do not agree with the slogans that were being raised but just raising the slogans does not amount to sedition. Without an overt act sedition charges cannot be brought.”

Speaking to The Hindu , Justice Ganguly said he had gone through the speech of the arrested JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and found nothing anti-national in it.

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