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Public pressure forced AAP Govt to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar

Javadekar in his tweets also mentioned the controversial chants, including the alleged call to break up India and said that justice will prevail now

New Delhi: The BJP on Friday credited public pressure on Delhi’s  AAP government in decision making to grant sanction to prosecute Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in the 2016 JNU sedition case. The BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal delayed it for three years but was forced to bend in front of the people.

Javadekar in a tweet said “Finally the Delhi government was forced to give permission in the JNU case under public pressure. Arvind Kejriwal kept postponing it but he was forced to bend in front of people for three years,”.

Javadekar in his tweets also mentioned the controversial chants, including the alleged call to break up India and said that justice will prevail now. The BJP leader said those chants were “anti-national”.

The Delhi government on Friday gave permission to the city police to prosecute former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in connection with a 2016 sedition case.

The police had registered a charge sheet against Kanhaiya and others on January 14 and it included former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.

The police had said On February 9, 2016, the accused led a procession and had supported the seditious chants allegedly raised on the JNU campus during an event.

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