Anti-India slogans: Amnesty booked for sedition – Know what happened at the event in Bengaluru
Amnesty International India on Monday face the ire of authorities after anti-India slogans were raised at an event it organised here last week.
Bengaluru: Amnesty International India on Monday face the ire of authorities after anti-India slogans were raised at an event it organised here last week.
The international human rights organisation was booked under sedition after several Kashmiris allegedly called for independence for the troubled region and entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing Indian Army.
The event was organised at United Theological College here.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarathi Parishad (ABVP) today protested against Amnesty International. Police had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the protesters.
The issue came to limelight after activists of the ABVP, an affiliate of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, on Sunday protested against the anti-India slogans allegedly raised at a human rights event.
Amnesty International India in a statement had said towards the end of the event, some of those who attended raised slogans, some of which referred to calls for 'azadi' (freedom).
The FIR has been registered under IPC sections-- 142 (being member of an unlawful assembly), 143 (whoever is a member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).