Bengaluru police slap sedition charges on Amnesty India for anti-India slogans at debate

| Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 12:54
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New Delhi: Stoking yet another fire regarding 'anti-national' elements inside the country, Bengaluru police on Monday slapped Amnesty India with sedition charges after anti-India slogans were allegedly raised during a debate revolving around Kashmir which was held on Saturday.

The debate was meddled by chaos when some members who were from Kashmir got into a heated debate with a Kashmiri Pandit leader.

One of the journalists attending in the event, said, "The Army is present everywhere in the North-East, Kashmir and other sundry places. I can tell you proudly that the Indian Army is one of the disciplined armies in the world."

Those who then objected this observation resorted to slogan-shouting which involved 'pro-freedom' slogans.

Amnesty India, in its statement, said that the event had been organised as a campaign to seek justice for the “human rights violation” in the Valley following the death of Burhan Wani and preceding his death.

Student wing ABVP staged protest yesterday and filed a complaint with the police by submitting a video recording of the sloganeering which took place at the event.

Earlier in the year, JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar had been slapped with sedition charges by the Delhi police for which he was arrested and sent briefly to jail. 

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