JNU Row: Supreme Court to hear plea today on Patiala Court Assault

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New Delhi: In connection with the Plea, where the alumnus of JNU sought action against those people who found involving in the thrashing of the JNU students, journalists and also the teachers in the complex of the Patiala House Court, Delhi, the honourable Apex Court has decided to give an urgent hearing today.

The decision was taken by the honourable Supreme Court’s bench headed by Chief Justice, T. S. Thakur, in the petition filed by an alumnus of JNU, N. D. Jaiprakash and mentioned by senior advocate Indira Jaising. The Petitioner also found hurt in the violence. And he filed petition on 15th day of February.

The petition also claims action against the ‘inaction’ on the part of Delhi Police.

And the petition, as found mentioned by senior advocate before the Chief Justice of India, also demanding or claiming that security measures in the Court complex should be such that no person should become the victim of violence. Moreover, it is also mentioned in the petition that the violence had not only witnessed endangered the life of President of JNUSU- Kanhaiya Kumar, but the journalists also prevented from carrying out their work, where they cannot report the Court proceedings.

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Direction to the Ministry of Home Affairs and also to the Delhi Police are also sought in the petition, where they be directed to take preventive action, as such, the similar violence should not take place either in the Court room or even within the Court complex. Such violence is also, putting the life of the accused in danger.

It was seen in the said incident that the journalists, hundreds in number were found involved in holding the protest march against attack on Media- persons who were covering the hearing of the sedition case against the JNUSU President Kanhaiya.

The scribes, representing various journalist bodies, took out a march from the Press Club to the Supreme Court raising slogans in support of freedom of expression and against alleged police inaction during the incident yesterday. It was also seen that the said march was initiated from the Press Club of India to the Supreme Court for submitting the memorandum to the Registrar, where the cancellation of the licences of the lawyers who found involved in the attach was sought.

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Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan