BJP's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday launched a massive protest against Amnesty on the allegations of shouting anti-India slogans at one of the event organised by the NGO.
Amnesty India Executive Director Aakar Patel on Thursday said that sedition charges levelled against them for allegedly raising anti-India slogans are ‘totally wrong’. Speaking to the news agency ANI, Patel said that Amnesty believes that charges of sedition applied in the FIR are false and contain some factual errors. “We believe that the charge of sedition applied in the FIR, is totally wrong, the information in the complaint has factual errors, we don’t believe that it was right to have applied a sedition in the FIR”, Patel was quoted as saying by ANI.
BJP’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Tuesday launched a massive protest against Amnesty on the allegations of shouting anti-India slogans at one of the event organised by the NGO. The protest led to a lathi-charge by police. The FIR filed against the NGO says that ‘Azadi’ slogans were raised by ‘pro-freedom’ Kashmiris during an event in Begaluru. Bengaluru city police has charged human rights organisation India under sections 124A, 142, 143, 147 and 153A of the Indian Penal Code. The cases of sedition were also filed against the organisers a programme aimed at seeking justice for Human Rights violation.
It was reported that some heated verbal exchange took place between a Kashmiri Pandit leader and other orators at the event. Also, ‘Azadi’ slogans were counter-acted by the ABVP leaders by shouting ‘Bharat Mata’ slogans.