• Rajasthan

    Cong 99
    BJP 73
    RLM 3
    OTH 24
  • Madhya Pradesh

    Cong 114
    BJP 109
    BSP 2
    OTH 5
  • Chhattisgarh

    Cong 68
    BJP 16
    JCC 6
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 95
    TDP-Cong 21
    BJP 1
    OTH 2
  • Mizoram

    MNF 26
    Cong 5
    BJP 1
    OTH 8

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Amnesty-sedition row: Charges in FIR totally wrong, says director Aakar Patel

By: | Published: August 18, 2016 7:36 PM

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.

Patel said that Amnesty believes that charge of sedition applied in the FIR are false and baseless. (ANI)Patel said that Amnesty believes that charge of sedition applied in the FIR are false and baseless. (ANI)

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.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition