Supporters Cry Foul After Indian Student Protester Arrested
Thought race protests at Yale and Mizzou were bad? Take a look at India’s top liberal arts college, Jawaharlal Nehru University, where student campus leader Kanhaiya Kumar has been arrested for “sedition.” The charge, stemming from a colonial-era law, is the same one once leveled against Gandhi. This time, the accused comes from a Communist family in the poor state of Bihar. His actions? “Anti-India slogans,” the government says: Kumar appeared at a right-of-center event to criticize the “saffronizing” of the country — referring to the ruling party.