Sedition row: Amnesty rejects allegations, says no employees shouted anti-India slogans

Bengaluru Police had on Monday registered a case of sedition against representatives from Amnesty International India, based on a complaint by ABVP.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2016 6:37 pm
 Amnesty International, ABVP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Amnesty International India, Amnesty India, Amnesty, human rights violations, kashmir, kashmir violence, kashmir issue, kashmir situation, india news The alleged slogan was raised at an event —‘Broken Families’ —held at United Theological College as part of a three-city campaign by Amnesty International India against alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Amnesty International on Tuesday rejected the allegations that its employees raised anti-India slogans during an event in Bengaluru. “No employee shouted any slogan at any point,” said Amnesty International in a statement.

“Right to freedom of expression under international human rights law includes right to peacefully advocate political solutions as long as it does not involve incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence,” said Amnesty International.

Bengaluru Police had on Monday registered a case of sedition against representatives from Amnesty International India, based on a complaint by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) about alleged anti-India slogans raised during an Amnesty International programme here Saturday.

The alleged slogan was raised at an event —‘Broken Families’ —held at United Theological College as part of a three-city campaign by Amnesty International India against alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

The event, involving discussions with affected families from the Valley, slipped into chaos after arguments broke out between two sections of participants and ended with slogans.

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Activists of ABVP, the students’ wing of BJP, who were not let in by the police, staged a protest outside the venue over the alleged anti-India slogans. On Sunday, ABVP activists, accompanied by BJP MP from Mysuru Prathap Simha, staged a protest demanding police action for the alleged “anti-national’’ event.

In a press statement Saturday, Amnesty India had said that “towards the end of the event, some of those who attended raised slogans, some of which referred to calls for ‘Azaadi’… (but) conduct of some…(should) not serve as a distraction from the issues of denial of truth and justice to those who have suffered in J&K”.

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    Keerthana
    Aug 16, 2016 at 12:05 pm
    Amnesty is an NGO funded by Christian missionaries abroad for college gatherings, conferences and lectures to spread leftist Communist ideologue in Universities which are deeply entrenched in this. Students are being indoctrinated into a Hindu deconstruction mould. I am from the Central University in Hyderabad. I did my research there years back. It was the same story even then . I'm happy these NGOs have been exposed!!
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      Keerthana
      Aug 16, 2016 at 2:18 pm
      Communism in India is peculiar. Communism elsewhere is a kind of atheism. In India it is anti-hindu, never anti-islam or anti-christian. Have you ever heard a Christian or Muslim in India being a communist??
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        Adarsh
        Aug 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm
        Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP - Amnesty International India
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          Adarsh
          Aug 16, 2016 at 12:02 pm
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            dhiraj
            Aug 16, 2016 at 11:10 am
            Indian express is a pressute , In bangalore's amnesty's broken family event some anti social elements shouted anti india and anti indian army slogans as it was heard in JNU delhi . Today students are protesting against amnesty on the streets and police are beating these students. Amnesty allowed only one wing to talk and didnot allow the others to speak . Event organisers are filed FIR . Amesty is organising anti india events . It is waking time indian against these anti indian NGOs. Amnesty is actively sponsoring anti india and INDIAN ARMY sentiments among youths.
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