Scrap Sedition law, it a colonial hangover, says Congress leader Sibal

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

Sibal also called for a change in the government to ‘save the country.’

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.

In a tweet Sibal said:

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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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