Bengaluru (Karnataka): After a sedition case was registered against Amnesty International India, in connection with the alleged raising of independence slogans by pro-freedom Kashmiris, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state police is probing the case.
“The FIR has been registered. The police officials are probing the case. After the investigation, law will take its own course,” said Siddaramaiah
Meanwhile, reacting to the First Information Report (FIR) filed by the ABVP group, Amnesty International India’ said, that the allegations mentioned in the complaint are without substance and that it is an attempt to prevent the families of victims of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir from having their stories heard. And at the same time, the authorities are also stopping civil society organisations from enabling these families to exercise their constitutional right to justice.
“Amnesty International India’s vision is for every person in India to enjoy the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, other international human rights standards, and the Constitution of India. We are independent of any political, economic or ideological interests,” said a statement from Amnesty International.
According to reports, The FIR has been registered under IPC sections- 142 (being member of an unlawful assembly), 143 (whoever is a member of an unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 124A (sedition), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony).
The event was organised by Amnesty International India at United Theological College. (ANI)