'Vande mataram' during court proceedings lands lawyer in trouble

Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2016-02-17 14:46 New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sent a lawyer out of the court room for raising patriotic slogans during the hearing of the recent Patiala House Court scuffle case. Agitated by the ongoing events at Jawaharlal Nehru University, lawyer Rajiv Yadav shouted "Vande mataram" during the hearing. He was taken out of the court room by the security officials. Later, he submitted an unconditional apology before the Supreme Court bench for his actions. Talking to reporters, Yadav said that he was not ashamed of his behavior. "No I am not ashamed. When terrorists are being discussed here, will it not boil the blood of youths," he said. When asked if he was proud of what he did in the court, he said, "Yes." He, however, added that he should not have done it inside the court. Expressing disappointment over the incident, the judges asked, "'Is this what happens in top court'?. Don't do such things. People have faith in this institution". The Supreme Court has even directed the Delhi Police to make appropriate security arrangements to ensure smooth proceedings at the Patiala House court, where Kanhaiya Kumar is going to be produced today. The apex court also said that only lawyers concerned with the JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar case will be present in the court room for hearing today. Meanwhile, senior advocate and social activist Prashant Bhushan earlier said that Kanhaiya Kumar is "a fine student leader who has been falsely implicated." Kumar was arrested from JNU last week on charges of sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans during an event at the varsity. (ANI)