A 2016 event at Jawaharlal Nehru University saw a sedition case filed against then-president of the Students’ Union Kanhaiya Kumar. On February 28, Delhi government under Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party gave the sanction, which was being delayed so far, for Kumar’s prosecution in a fast-track court for sedition charges.
Speaking to NDTV (above), Kumar said “I don’t want to go into any argument. I simply want to thank the Delhi government for taking this decision. I know that nothing I said was against the nation, and I want the courts to decide on this matter. A court trial must replace the television studios that sit and carry out media trials, so that the country can find out how sedition laws are misused for political gains.”