A sedition case has been filed against seven prominent Indian politicians and the two JNU students at the centre of the anti-national row at the university.
They are: 1. Arvind Kejriwal – Chief Minister of Delhi, 2. Rahul Gandhi – Congress vice-president, 3. Sitaram Yechury – Communist Party of India (Marxist) 4. D. Raja – Communist Party of India 5 K.C. Tyagi – JD(U) MP 6. Ajay Maken – Congress 7. Anand Sharma – Congress
The case under Section 124 and Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code has been registered in Saroornagar Police Station in Cyberabad, Hyderabad, on the basis of a complaint filed by a local advocate, Janardhan Goud.
Rahul Gandhi at JNU supporting students. EXPRESS PHOTO/PRAVEEN KHANNA
Goud, 35, has alleged in his complaint that the nine persons should be charged with sedition because their statements in support of JNU students were against the state.
The lawyer has stated that calling the hanging of Afzal Guru a “judicial killing” is “an insult to the Supreme Court of India as well as the nation”.
“They (culprits) have been booked on charges of sedition for encouraging separatism, celebrating of Afzal Guru cultural event by misusing the freedom of speech,” the FIR alleges.