Petition filed in Pune court to bar Kanhaiya over law and order concerns

, 11:20 AM IST

A petition filed in the Pune civil court on Tuesday sought to restrain JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar from visiting Pune on the occasion of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14.

Judge S R Yadav posted the petition for hearing on Wednesday, said lawyer Wajid Khan, who appeared for Hemant Patil, the petitioner.

The petition contends that Kumar’s visit may create law and order problems as he may give inflammatory speeches.

A Delhi court has already restrained the JNU student leader, arrested on sedition charge before being released on bail last month, from delivering speeches for six months and on this ground alone he should be restrained from visiting Pune, it said.

Kumar has accepted an invitation by a joint group of students from the city-based Ranande Institute of Journalism, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Fergusson College to visit and speak in Pune.