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Student Protests Rock India over Arrest of Student Leader

HeadlineFeb 19, 2016

Students are protesting across India after the Indian Supreme Court refused to consider a bail plea for a student leader arrested and charged under a colonial-era sedition law. Student union president Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on February 12 after a student group held an event marking the anniversary of the 2013 execution of Afzal Guru, who was convicted of a 2001 attack on the Parliament. Human rights activists say there were major holes in the case against Guru.

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