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India: Student Leader Imprisoned for Sedition to Be Released on Bail

HeadlineMar 03, 2016

And in India, celebrations broke out on university campuses in Delhi after a court granted bail to a student leader imprisoned 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. Kumar’s arrest has sparked freedom of speech protests across India. On Wednesday, a public prosecutor announced Kumar would be released on bail.

Shailendra Babbar: “Today, the honorable court has finally announced the order, thereby saying that six months’ interim bail has been granted to the accused, and, subject to surety bonds, he will be released.”

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