J&K: 5 booked for ‘sedition’ in Kishtwar district

The FIRs were registered at Kishtwar police station on July 11 and 15 under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 124A (sedition) and 153A (promoting religious enmity).

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Updated: July 21, 2016 7:20 pm
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A 65-Year-old  man from Kishtwar district of Jammu region has been booked on sedition charges in two separate FIRS for allegedly raising anti-India slogans during protests against the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Four others were also booked in the second FIR along with Saif-ud-Baghwan, 65, for allegedly saying anti-India and pro-Pakistan slogans in the presence of Hindu pilgrims.

The FIRs were registered at Kishtwar police station on July 11 and 15 under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 124A (sedition) and 153A (promoting religious enmity) of Ranbir Penal Code (the equivalent of Indian Penal Code in Valley).

The four others booked are Javed Iqbal Sheikh, Imran Ali, Parvaiz Ahmed Sheikh and Tariq Hussain Gallu. While the 65-year-old is from from Baghwan mohalla in Kishtwar town, the others are residents of Sangrambata in the district.

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According to the first FIR, during a “peaceful’’ bandh in Kishtwar town called on July 11, Baghwan raised anti-India slogans when Hindu pilgrims on Sarthal Devi yatra arrived at the local bus stand. He did this to provoke the pilgrims and to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere, the FIR says.

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