Amnesty International India Closes Its Offices Over Security Concerns Of Employees

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3:11 pm 18 Aug, 2016

Amnesty International India, which has been charged with sedition, has closed down its offices in Pune, Delhi, Bengaluru and Chennai over safety concerns.

It also postponed its events for the time being.

The NGO was criticised by right groups for hosting an event on abuses by Indian security forces in the troubled Kashmir region.

On August 12 and August 13, ABVP even staged protest, accusing it of inciting hatred against the state.


However, Himanshi Matta, Amnesty International India’s spokeswoman in India, said, “The allegations mentioned in the complaint are without any basis. The event was an open door event and people were coming and going. No staff members were involved.”

The police said they were investigating if anti-India slogans were raised at the event after receiving a complaint from ABVP.

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