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Kashmir University students raise slogans in Kanhaiya’s support

Leftists student activists rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party government during a protest at Jadavpur Unversity in Kolkata on February 18, 2016. Students in several other cities including Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore held protests on February 18 in solidarity with student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested for sedition, and Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University.  AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR
Leftists student activists rally against the Bharatiya Janata Party government during a protest at Jadavpur Unversity in Kolkata on February 18, 2016. Students in several other cities including Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore held protests on February 18 in solidarity with student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested for sedition, and Delhi's prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR / AFP / DIBYANGSHU SARKAR

Srinagar: Students of the Kashmir University today raised slogans supporting Kanhaiya Kumar during a signature campaign held to back the JNU students, who have been protesting over the arrest of students’ union president on charges of sedition.

The students, who participated in the campaign, raised slogans such as “tum kitne Kanhaiya pakdoge, har ghar se Kanhaiya nikalega” and “hum chahate azaadi”.

The Delhi High Court earlier in the day sought a status report on Kanhaiya’s bail plea as the hearing is set to resume tomorrow.

The High Court has sought the status report from the Delhi Police, which mentions eyewitness’ statements, Kanhaiya’s presence and video footage against him.

The Delhi Police had earlier written to Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, saying they have no confidence in the lawyers appointed by the state government and suggested four new names, including Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider plea for contempt action against three lawyers allegedly caught on camera boasting that they beat up Kanhaiya in police lock-up.

The police had issued notices to lawyers Vikram Singh Chauhan, Yashpal Singh and Om Sharma to join investigation in connection with the violence in Patiala House court complex on February 15 and 17 in which JNU students, teachers and journalists were attacked. (ANI)

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