New Delhi :
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday expressed his surprise, saying if protests by students against fee hike are sedition and if the youth have no right to speak up.
His remarks came amid reports that 66 Panjab University students were booked by the Chandigarh Police on sedition charges after protesting against fee hike by the varsity.
"Now protesting against fee hike is also sedition? Do the young have no right to speak in this country?" Gandhi posted on Twitter. The Congress leader has often raised issues concerning the youth and has expressed solidarity with student protests in various campuses across the country.
These include the protests in JNU after some students were booked for sedition and also protests in HyderabadUniversity following the alleged suicide of Dalit scholarRohith Vemula.