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India court grants bail to student in sedition row

Jawaharlal Nehru University students protest for the release of Kanhaiya

By: Eastern Eye Staff

AN Indian court on Wednesday (March 2) granted bail to a student leader whose arrest on a controversial sedition charge last month sparked major protests and a nationwide debate over free speech. Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12 over a rally at Delhi’s prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at which anti-India slogans were chanted. He has been in judicial custody in the capital’s Tihar jail since February 17. On Wednesday the Delhi High Court granted Kumar six months’ interim bail while the police conduct an investigation into the case, ordering him to furnish a personal bond of Rs10,000 ($148).…

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