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Petition in Pune court seeks to prevent Kanhaiya’s visit


A petition filed in the Pune civil court today 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 tomorrow, said lawyer Wajid Khan, who appeared for Hemant Patil, the petitioner.

The petition contends that Kumar’s visit may create law and order problem 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.

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