JNU row: Delhi police misusing sedition law, says Dal Khalsa

JNU row: Delhi police misusing sedition law, says Dal Khalsa

SRINAGAR: Dal Khalsa on Sunday said Delhi police, by registering sedition charges against Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students and SAR Geelani, have disrespected the High Court and Supreme Court verdicts.
“Delhi’s political as well as police establishment hardly showed any respect for high court and Supreme Court verdicts vis-à-vis applying sedition charges against the political dissidence. There has been flagrant violation of laws from PSA to UAP Act (1967), from AFSPA to sedition provisions, be it in Kashmir, Delhi, Punjab, Nagaland or elsewhere,” Khalsa spokesperson, Kanwarpal Singh, said in a statement issued here.
He said even as there are clear-cut verdicts by the Apex Court and high courts of other states which make it clear as to what makes the offence under sedition, police and investigating agencies hardly take such judicial verdicts into consideration.
Urging the Supreme Court to take suo moto notice, the spokesperson said Chief Justice of the Apex Court must order the cancellation of FIRs against JNU students and SAR Geelani.
“Prof Geelani is a friend of Sikhs who is targeted for fearlessly speaking against the human rights abuses of not only Kashmiris but also of other struggling minorities and oppressed people,” he said.
“Delhi police is unjustly following the orders from union home ministry. They must release the JNU students’ union president, Kanhaiya Kumar and stop witch-hunting the university students. Hailing Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as martyrs should not be construed as threat to India’s integrity,” he said.

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