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SC decision on Kanhaiya’s bail plea ‘disappoints’ JNU students


New Delhi: Students from various organisations during their march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar in solidarity with the JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi on Thursday. PTI Photo by Kamal Singh (PTI2_18_2016_000234B) *** Local Caption ***

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday not to hear the bail plea of JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on sedition charges, has left students at the university “disappointed”.

“We learnt that the Supreme Court has transferred comrade Kanhaiya’s bail plea to the high court. It is a little sad for the student community, as everyone was expecting to see him back in the campus today,” JNU students union vice president Shehla Rashid said.

“The student community is also concerned for his safety due to the repeated attacks in the lower court,” she added.

Earlier in the day, Kanhaiya moved a bail application in the Supreme Court, which in turn asked his counsel to approach the high court for bail.

The Delhi High Court may take up his bail plea for hearing on Monday.

Kanhaiya was arrested on February 12 after an event held on the university campus on February 9 against the hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.