Kashmir debate: Amnesty International India booked for ‘sedition’

The FIR was filed in connection with an alleged raising of "independence" slogans by "pro-freedom" Kashmiris at an event organised by Amnesty International India at United Theological College.

By: PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: August 16, 2016 6:40 pm
Amnesty International India has asked the Assam government to release him from administrative detention. Representational image.

An FIR was registered on Monday against Amnesty International India under various IPC sections, including sedition, in connection with alleged raising of “independence” slogans by “pro-freedom” Kashmiris who entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing Indian Army.

A police official involved in the investigation said that a First Information Report has been registered and investigations will proceed.

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), he said.

A panel discussion on Saturday turned chaotic as some “pro-freedom” Kashmiris, most of whom were youngsters and students, entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing Indian Army.

The event was organised by Amnesty International India at United Theological College.

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara on Sunday said the intention and background of those involved will be investigated.

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ABVP activists, who staged a protest on Sunday against the event calling it “anti-national”, had also filed a complaint with the police along with a CD containing video recording of the event.

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Holding that it had organised the event as part of a campaign to seek justice for “victims of human rights violations” in Jammu and Kashmir, 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).

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Noting that as a matter of policy it does not take any position in favour of or against demands for self-determination, Amnesty had said it, however, considers that the right to freedom of expression under international human rights law protects the right to peacefully advocate political solutions that do not involve incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence.

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    Desi
    Aug 15, 2016 at 8:24 pm
    I am not like you.. to write something then give up vote yourself. If you are sikh then it is a sikh joke but if you are muslim then this reality. Indians going to erupt as happened to you if you are Sikh in 1984 or muslim in 2002 in Gujarat. Muslims hate India , hate hindus, raise stani flags in Patna.. in Kashmir in UP..Muslim should have left in 1947. Ask Muslims and they say they chose to stay in india. Can you chose to stay in USA. Even if you stay in usa or in any muslim country they send you HOME. Muslim will be going home and you can go with them
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      Desi
      Aug 15, 2016 at 6:51 pm
      It happens only congress or secular states like Bihar, Delhi, now Bongluru. Muslims have learned Kafir's Kuraaan with buzz words like secularism, democracy ,human rights and vote bank politics of voting en block. But these muslim Ra..ts want themselves to go back to mo..HAM ..ed time. Practically muslims rule with iron hands through proxies states like Bihar Delhi, UP, Karnatka, Kerla, Bengal using impotent Hindus and of course JandK. Congress Nitish, SP, Mamta, CPM, Mayawati and Ugly sssweee Bania of new delhi have become anti national muslim league.
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        khan
        Aug 15, 2016 at 6:33 pm
        I think Kashmir is slipping away from India hand
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          Singh is
          Aug 15, 2016 at 7:52 pm
          Did u go to school....maybe u should have always thought ur teacher to go out of cl...because whoever teaches u needs to be out....learn before u become notorious
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            Singh is
            Aug 15, 2016 at 7:56 pm
            What's happening in ur home....did u check....awful student...e to cl u buzzy beee
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              MyTake
              Aug 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm
              Getting too much of freedom compared to their brothers even in Muslim countries, Muslims in India got spoiled!
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              PULKIT KAUL
              Aug 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm
              Islam is greatest threat. It always divided India. Their plan is to divide Hindus on basis of caste and implement sharia law. All Hindus should get united to boycott Islam. No shopping from muslim shopkeepers as far as possible. Hindu owners dont keep muslim employees.
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                SubbuI
                Aug 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm
                ALL THESE NEWS ITEMS REMINDS ONE OF THE NOTORIUS TIME OF STALIN, MAO.HITLERlt;br/gt;MUSOLINI.AND SOME OTHER GREAT DICTATORS AND FASCIST RULERS TIME.IF NOT WHY THERE IS ANXCITY IN MOST OF US ABOUT TOMMOROW BE IT KASHMIR and DALIT REVOLTTHE FIRST AND FORMOST NEED OF THIS HOUR IS BJPandRSS MUKTH BHARATH,
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