Two days ago, Amnesty International India organised an event called ‘Broken Families’, on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir.
Now, acting on a complaint, the Bengaluru police have charged the rights group of sedition and spreading enmity. According to The News Minute
, an FIR has been registered under Sections 142, 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 124a (sedition), 153a (promoting enmity) and 149 (common intent) of the IPC. No one has been named in the FIR and the police says that arrest will be made only after investigation.
The News Minute
The report says that the event was held at the United Theological College. Attending it were the kin of those who disappeared in Kashmir. The families of those who have disappeared accuse the Indian Army.
While some demanded the removal of the armed forces from Kashmir at the event, others insisted on their presence for continued peace and security. The report says that slogans for ‘azaadi’ were raised as well.
It is this alleged call for ‘azaadi’ that made complainant Jayaprakash of the ABVP go to the police. He alleged that the anti-India slogans and speeches were made at the event. “They (organisers) expressed support for terrorists, Pakistan, and ISI. They organised an anti-India, anti-national program,” he reportedly accused. Karnataka Chief Minister N Siddaramaiah had assured action against “anti-nationals” on Sunday.