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Azam booked under sedition charges

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 18:40

Badaun: An FIR was on Wednesday registered
against SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan on the charge of sedition
for his controversial comments on Kashmir following a court
order.

"As per the court order, a case has been lodged at Sadar
police station against Mohd Azam Khan under section 124 (A)
(sedition) on a written complaint filed by Bajrang Dal leader
Ujjwal Gupta," SSP D K Chaudhary said.

A local court had yesterday directed the police to
register the FIR and submit its report.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Pawan Pratap Singh passed the
order on an application moved by Gupta on January 3.

At a public meeting on December 21 here, about 250 km
from Lucknow, Khan had said Ghulam Nabi Azad is the lone
Muslim cabinet minister in the UPA government but he is a
"Kashmiri".

"Only one Muslim minister (Azad) is there in the (Union)
Cabinet and that too not of India, but from Kashmir. That
Kashmir, which is still controversial and we don`t know
whether that is part of India or not...," Khan had said.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 18:40

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