JNU ‘Sedition’ case: It is a travesty of free speech, time for our governments to grow up, says Shah Faesal

Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday while reacting to the Sedition charges slapped on Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the JNU case, said that it was a travesty of free speech.

In a tweet, Faesal said that the world has moved on and it is time that ‘our governments should also grow up.’

Earlier, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal demanded that the sedition law, which is a colonial hangover, should be scrapped as those in power are ‘manipulating’ it.

Sibal’s call comes days after  JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and others were slapped sedition charges in a charge sheet filed in the court. Seven Kashmiris have also been named in a 1200 page chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police.

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Meanwhile, the chargesheet has been criticized by the Kashmir’s pro India politicians as well as the Resistance camp.

PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti questioned the timing of filing of charge sheet and said that Kashmiris are being used to score political points ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) while condemned the charge-sheet against seven Kashmiri students in the 2016 sedition case said that for electoral gains, New Delhi is playing vindictive politics.

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