Indian student arrested for sedition released from jail


AN INDIAN student leader walked out of prison Thursday (March 3), nearly three weeks after he was arrested on a controversial sedition charge that 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 had been in custody in the capital’s Tihar jail since February 17. Kumar received a hero’s welcome on his return to JNU, where he addressed a gathering of hundreds of students and faculty members late Thursday. “The struggle is long. The more…

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