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SC orders restricted entry into court during Kanhaiya Kumar’s hearing

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered restricted entry into Delhi court premises during JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s hearing at 2 p.m. today. No other advocates other than that of the accused and prosecution should be present during proceedings in court room, the SC stated. The Court permitted either two members of accused’ family or one member of JNU faculty and 1 student and 5 scribes to be present in the court room.

The Delhi HC administrative panel will sit at 2 pm to hear the case on the Patiala House court violence in the JNU sedition case.

Here are the updates:

“Why do you say violence is not acceptable just in court premises. It is not acceptable anywhere at all,” the Apex Court said.

“In sensational matters people march to court in droves proclaiming innocence of accused before judicial proceedings start,” says SC.

We stand for open court justice where journalists are the eyes and ears of the court: Rajeev Dhawan

Lawyer shouts ‘Vande Mataram’ in SC court hall during proceedings and runs away and later apologises. SC orders to record his name.

Justice Chelameswar to lawyer who shouted ‘Vande Mataram’ in court: “Please don’t do it for sake of this institution, for your country”. The lawyer replies, “Somebody attacks my motherland I will not be quiet.” Justice Chelameswar says,”Somebody attacks motherland and you take law into ur hands?”

The lawyer apologises. SC reluctant to record name of the lawyer while Rajeev Dhawan, Prashant Bhushan insist saying ‘contempt on face of the court’.

(With PTI inputs)

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