Criminal complaint filed against Mirwaiz, Bilal Lone

Two days after Hurriyat leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Bilal Lone were heckled allegedly at a seminar here, a criminal complaint was on Saturday filed in a local court accusing the duo of waging a war against the country.

Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 19:11 PM IST

Chandigarh: Two days after Hurriyat leaders
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Bilal Lone were heckled allegedly by
activists of right-wing Hindu outfits at a seminar here, a
criminal complaint was on Saturday filed in a local court accusing
the duo of waging a war against the country by making
"seditious" statements.

The complaint was filed by an NGO in the court of
Judicial Magistrate Paramjit Kaur who fixed December one as
the date for hearing evidences in the case.
In his complaint, Global Human Rights Council Chairman
Arvind Thakur contended that both the Hurriyat leaders had
"clear intentions" to damage the integrity of the country.

"Both Farooq and Lone always praise the policies of
Pakistan against India and they themselves claim that Jammu
and Kashmir is integral part of Pakistan," he contended while
adding thatspeeches of the two Hurriyat leaders at the seminar
were designed to wage a war against the country and create
circumstances detrimental to peace and harmony.

"The speeches of Farooq and Lone are highly imflammable
and directly hitting the national integrity and was an
abetment for waging of war by challenging status of Jammu and
Kashmir," he contended.

Mirwaiz had been manhandled when he started speaking at
the seminar on `Kashmir Problems in Reference to Indo-Pak
Relations` organised by Internationalist Democratic Party of
Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, local BJP chief Sanjay Tandon alleged that the
International Democratic Party, which had held the seminar and
invited the Hurriyat leaders to it on Thursday, does not
believe in the Indian Constitution and wants to divide the
country in the name of autonomy to Jammu and Kashmir.
International Democratic Party, the organizer of the
seminar consists of suspicious people out to disturb peace in
the city, Tandon told reporters.

Criticizing the role of Chandigarh police, he said they
booked innocent people who were raising slogans against the
Mirwaiz for his "anti-national" remarks.

Asserting that the BJP will not remain a silent spectator
to anti-national activities, he said a party delegation would
soon meet Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil and demand a thorough
probe into the whole episode.

PTI