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Former president of JNU Students' Union Kanhaiya Kumar shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote during the second phase of Bihar assembly polls, in Begusarai district.

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CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat with Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Kanhaiya Kumar (R) during and election rally for Assembly polls, in Samastipur.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar during an election campaign, in Madhubani.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar (C) meets social activist Medha Patkar (L) and Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson Tushar Gandhi (R), during Nagrikta Bachao, Desh Bachao’ rally against CAA and NRC, at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a rally against CAA and NRC, in Muzaffarpur,

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a protest 'dharna' against CAA and NRC, in Patna.

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Former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a gathering on JNU violence on teachers and students, at JNU campus in New Delhi.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a gathering during 'Bihar Bandh' against NRC and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), in Patna.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a protest rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act, in Purnea.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar along with All India Students Federation activists burn copies of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) during a protest in Patna.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar, Ali Imran Ramz, Kannan Gopinathan, IAS (Resigned), Kavita Krishnan and others during a protest rally against centre government against NRC and CAB, in Kolkata.

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Jawarharlal Nehru University (JNU) former president Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a rally of Joint Forum to protest against NRC and CAB, in Kolkata.

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Kanhaiya Kumar and Kannan Gopinathan, IAS (Resigned) during a protest rally against centre government against NRC and CAB, in Kolkata.

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CPI General Secretary D Raja (2nd R), Secretary of All India Trade Union Congress Amarjeet Kaur, party leader Kanhaiya Kumar (L) during the state CPI’s 80th Foundation Day, in Patna.

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CPI General Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja with party leader Kanhaiya Kumar during the state CPI’s 80th foundation day at Janshakti Bhawan, in Patna.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar waves at the supporters during nomination filing procession of the party candidate from Mumbra Jintendra Awhad (R) for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections, in Thane. CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar (at Pawar's right) is also seen.

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(L-R) CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar with mother (Indira Lankesh) and sister (Kavitha Lankesh) respectively of Late Gauri Lankesh during a book release event of Lankesh and AK Subbaiah in Bengaluru.

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CPI leader Kanhaiya Kumar, addresses a gathering during an event remembering Late Gauri Lankesh and AK Subbaiah, in Bengaluru.

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Kanhaiya Kumar with his supporters among JNU students

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CPI candidate from Begusarai Lok Sabha seat Kanhaiya Kumar shows his inked marked finger after casting vote during the 4th phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at a polling station in Begusarai

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Former JNU students union president and CPI candidate from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat Kanhaiya Kumar during an election campaign, in Begusarai

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Former JNUSU leader and CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar during a road show after filling his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections, in Begusarai.

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Former JNU students' union president and CPI candidate Kanhaiya Kumar campaigns for upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Begusarai.

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Communist Party of India National secretary K Narayana with JNU Students Union former president Kanhaiya Kumar and others join hands at a press conference ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019, in Patna.

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JNU Students Union former president Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a press conference ahead of Lok Sabha Election 2019, in Patna.

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and former JNU students' union leader Kanhaiya Kumar during a Public meeting on the occasion of foundation day of CPI in Kolkata.

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Former JNU Students Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a press conference at Janshakti Bhawan in Patna.

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani, JNUSU's former president Kanhaiya Kumar (R) and JNU student leader Umar Khalid (C) during the 'Freedom of Expression Meet' organised on the occasion of first death anniversary of journalist Gauri Lankesh, in Bengaluru.

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(L-R) Congress President Rahul Gandhi, TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi, Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav, Former JNU students union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav light candles during a protest over the issue of alleged sexual abuse at a government-funded shelter home in Muzaffarpur district, in New Delhi

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Freedom fighter HS Doreswamy, Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, student activists Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid along with Gauri Lankesh's sister Kavitha Lankesh during an event to commemorate Gauri Lankesh's birthday at the town hall in Bengaluru.

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Dalit leader and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani with Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid Shora during the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Students Federation leader Kanhaiya Kumar with Shehla Rashid Shora during the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Students Federation leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses the 'Youth Hunkar' rally in New Delhi.

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Students leader Kanhaiya Kumar addressing during Bhopal Jan Utsav of Diversity, Resistance, at Ravindra Bhawan in Bhopal.

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Some people shouted slogans against former JNU students' union president Kanhaiya Kumar (L) during a function in Lucknow.

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Left activists escort student leader Kanhaiya Kumar during an event in Kolkata.

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Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar at a public rally in Kolkata.

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Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, Tehseen Poonawala, students leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and Shehla Rashid at the launch of a national campaign against mob lynching, in New Delhi.

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Kanhaiya Kumar, former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union addresses JNU students during their protest march against ABVP at North Campus, in New Delhi.

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JNU’s Kanhaiya Kumar waxes defiant after getting bail. He was charged with ‘unpatriotic’ sedition

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Kanhaiya Kumar during the launch of his latest biography "From Bihar to Tihar: My Political Journey", published by Juggernaut, at India International Centre, in New Delhi.

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Kanhaiya Kumar during the launch of his latest biography "From Bihar to Tihar: My Political Journey", published by Juggernaut, at India International Centre, in New Delhi.

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Kanhaiya Kumar and other leaders raise slogans at JNU. The slapping of sedition charges against them isn’t mentioned in Guha’s essay on freedom of expression.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar during a protest rally in front of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai against the demolition of the Ambedkar Bhavan.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar meets with his father in Patna.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar touching the feet of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad in Patna.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar pays tribute at Shaheed Smarak, in Patna.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar addressing a press conference, in Patna.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar along with other students carried torch parade at JNU campus, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar along with other students carried torch parade at JNU campus, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar showing the shoe that was hurled at him by a Bajrang Dal activist during a lecture session in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addresses a protest march by various organisations demanding justice for Rohith Vemula at Jantar Mantar.

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar leads a protest march of various organisations demanding justice for Rohith Vemula at Jantar Mantar.

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The man who threw a shoe at JNU student’s union President Kanhaiya Kumar but it missed the target shouts at a seminar on Constitution rights in Hyderabad.

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JNU student’s union President Kanhaiya Kumar presents his fellowship cheque to Rohith Vimula's family at a seminar on Constitution rights in Hyderabad.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addressing the media outside Hyderabad Central University in Hyderabad.

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar with students celebrate the release of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who were arrested on charges of sedition, at JNU in New Delhi.

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JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar with students celebrate the release of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya who were arrested on charges of sedition, at JNU in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar addresses fellow students during a march to the parliament house, in New Delhi.

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Kanhaiya Kumar, President of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union, at JNU, New Delhi

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar with the union Vice President Shehla Rashid addresses a news conference at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar being hugged by students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar addresses students after reaching the JNU campus upon his release on bail, in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at Parliament Street in New Delhi.

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Jawaharlal Nehru University students celebrate after Delhi High Court granted bail to JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar at the JNU campus in New Delhi.

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Police chase away Youth protesters who were demanding release of SAR Geelani and JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

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Police personnel during a clash with protestors who were demanding release of SAR Geelani and JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

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JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, arrested on charges of sedition, being produced at Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

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