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Sedition charge against Kanhaiya, others absurd: Chidambaram

New Delhi
Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday criticised Delhi Police action against former Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others calling it “absurd,” saying the move taken after three years “exposes” the motive of the government.
“The charge of sedition against Kanhaiya Kumar and others is absurd. If it takes three years and 1,200 pages to make out a charge of sedition (based on a public speech), that alone exposes the motive of the government,” Chidambaram tweeted.
In another tweet, the senior Congress leader said: “How many in the investigating team have read and understood section 124A of the IPC and the case law on the section? There must be a serious debate if a provision such as section 124A has a place in the laws of a democratic republic.”

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