The Sedition Debate In Posters

19/02/2016 6:08 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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An Indian student carries a flower and holds a poster during a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Scenes of protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across the country Thursday, with students and teachers from cities including Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai joining demands for the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)

Even as the debate on the JNU sedition debacle continues, students across the nation have come together in support of Kanhaiya Kumar, protesting against his arrest.

The president of JNU’s students' union, Kumar was arrested and charged with sedition on 12 February after some students held a rally against the 2013 hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Protests against Kumar’s arrest is spreading fast with demonstrations being held in educational institutions across the country as depicted in these photos:

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    An Indian student carries a flower and holds a poster during a protest at the Jawaharlal Nehru University or JNU against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Scenes of protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across the country Thursday, with students and teachers from cities including Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai joining demands for the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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    Indian student hold placards and shout slogans as they protest against the arrest of an Indian student for sedition in New Delhi on February 18, 2016. Thousands of people rallied in New Delhi on February 18 to protest against the arrest of an Indian student for sedition, as a bitter row over freedom of speech spilled into the capital's streets. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP / Chandan Khanna (Photo credit should read CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students protest before going to Jantar Mantar for the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students protest before going to Jantar Mantar for the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students distribute flowers as mark of protest before going to Jantar Mantar for the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: CPI party leader Brinda Karat joins JNU students and professors during a protest for the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students, professors and CPI party members protest for the release of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students took out a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest In Favour Of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, Demand Release
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: JNU students holding placards during a march in support of JNUSU president who was sent to judicial custody, all the student supporters join other AISA activists at Mandi House for a Solidarity March, at JNU Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The ripple effect of protests against the arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges is visible in a wave of demonstrations in educational institutions across India. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest Against Anti-National Forces Of Jawaharlal Nehru University And Student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: A group of intellectuals and finance professionals including CAs, CMAs, CS, advocates, engineers, MBA organised a peaceful demonstration and a silent march from ICAI Bhawan to Delhi Police headquarters demanding strict action against the traitors who raised anti national slogans in the JNU, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest Against Anti-National Forces Of Jawaharlal Nehru University And Student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: A group of intellectuals and finance professionals including CAs, CMAs, CS, advocates, engineers, MBA organised a peaceful demonstration and a silent march from ICAI Bhawan to Delhi Police headquarters demanding strict action against the traitors who raised anti national slogans in the JNU, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest Against Anti-National Forces Of Jawaharlal Nehru University And Student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar
    Hindustan Times via Getty Images
    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: A group of intellectuals and finance professionals including CAs, CMAs, CS, advocates, engineers, MBA organised a peaceful demonstration and a silent march from ICAI Bhawan to Delhi Police headquarters demanding strict action against the traitors who raised anti national slogans in the JNU, on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest Against Anti-National Forces Of Jawaharlal Nehru University And Student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar
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    NEW DELHI, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: Delhi University students has organized a protest march against anti-national forces of JNU Campus at North Campus on February 18, 2016 in New Delhi, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
  • Protest Against Anti-National Forces Of Jawaharlal Nehru University And Student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar
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    KOLKATA, INDIA - FEBRUARY 18: Jadavpur University students during a protest against Jawaharlal Nehru University issue, demanding strict action against the traitors who raised anti-national slogans in the JNU, on February 18, 2016 in Kolkata, India. JNU has been on the boil over the arrest of its student's Union President Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges after some students organised a meet to mark the anniversaries of executions of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Delhi's Patiala House Court on Wednesday sent JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar to judicial custody till March 2. (Photo by Subhendu Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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    Indian journalists hold placards during a protest against attack on journalists in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. On Monday, mobs of lawyers and Bharatiya Janata Party supporters attacked students and journalists outside a Delhi court where a university student leader arrested under colonial-era sedition laws was appearing. Again on Wednesday, about a dozen lawyers threw rocks at reporters and protesters at the same court. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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    Students, teachers and supporters of four leftist student organizations walk in a procession protesting against the arrest of a student union leader of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Dozens of lawyers, many with links to India's ruling nationalist party, clashed Wednesday with protesters demanding the release of the student leader arrested under India's colonial-era sedition laws. (AP Photo/ Bikas Das)
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    An Indian student carries a poster as she sits in a bus to join other protesters at the Jawaharlal Nehru University against the arrest of a student union leader in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Scenes of protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across the country Thursday, with students and teachers from cities including Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai joining demands for the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges. (AP Photo /Tsering Topgyal)
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    Indian students and others hold placards as they listen to a speaker during a protest against the arrest of a student union leader of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Scenes of protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across the country Thursday, with students and teachers from cities including Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai joining demands for the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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    An Indian student holds a placard as she participates in a protest against the arrest of a student union leader of New Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Scenes of protest that rocked a New Delhi university this week spread across the country Thursday, with students and teachers from cities including Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai joining demands for the release of a student leader arrested on sedition charges. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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