One of three Kashmiri students arrested in Bengaluru rural district on charges of sedition for their alleged anti-Army posts on social media in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack in February has approached the Karnataka High Court seeking bail. A lower court had rejected the bail plea of the three students on March 19.
The High Court has given the state public prosecutor two weeks’ time to file objections against the bail plea.
Haris Manzoor and Gowhar Mushtaq of Spurthy College of Nursing and Zaqir Maqbool of the Chinai College of Nursing were arrested on February 16 on the basis of a complaint filed by Spurthy Nursing College’s principal Babu Dharmarajan about a brawl in hostel over pro-Army and anti-Army social media posts. Read more