Shouldn’t try to foist views on each other, PM tells opposition


TNN | Feb 17, 2016, 01.55 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AFP photo)Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (AFP photo)

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday took note of the assault on mediapersons at Patiala House court and agreed to hear a plea seeking security on the premises while PM Narendra Modi, speaking in the context of the political divide over the JNU controversy, told an all-party meeting that neither side should try and foist its views on the other.
The PM’s remarks came in response to Congress and Left members telling him that there was a threatening atmosphere in the country and protesting against the ruling BJP invited the label of being “anti-national”. Modi urged the aggrieved politicians to discuss the issue in Parliament’s upcoming Budget session.
With the hearing in a trial court in the sedition case against JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar scheduled for Wednesday, an SC bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur agreed to grant an urgent hearing on a petition.
Petitioner N D Jayaprakash asked the court to direct Delhi Police to ensure safety and security of people on the court premises during hearing of the case filed against Kumar following an event at JNU, where slogans hailing Afzal Guru were allegedly shouted.

This image clicked during Monday’s mayhem shows advocate Vikram Singh Chauhan (right), who claims to be a BJP member on his Facebook page, roughing up a person. On Tuesday, Chauhan told TOI he had “planned the protest” against “anti-national elements”.

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