Amnesty India booked for sedition for anti-India slogans, denies charges; ABVP plans massive protests

Bengaluru: On Tuesday, A sedition case was filed against the  India chapter of Amnesty International for allegedly allowing their employees to raise anti-India slogans at an event on Kashmir in Bangaluru, Karnataka.


This was confirmed by  Home Minister of karnataka G Parameshwara. He said that a sedition case has been filed against the India brand of Amnesty International for raising pro-Kashmir freedom slogans at an event in Bengaluru.

Parameshwara said that we have take this more seriously, they have taken the case, registered an FIR, investigating what exactly has happened and also looking to those videos and CCTV tapings. According to the police investigations, action will be taken.

A case was registered against Amnesty International India under the sections 124A, 142, 143, 147, 153 of Indian Penal Code(IPC) in connection with raising of “independence” slogans by “pro-freedom” Kashmiris who entered into arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing the Indian Army.

Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, breaking his silence over the issue, said that the state police is investigating the case.

Siddaramaiah also said that the FIR has been registered. The police officials are investigating the case. After the investigation, law will take its own action against the traitors.

Pralhad Joshi who is the BJP MP, also demanded the immediate arrest of those who had raised slogans against Indian soldiers during the Amnesty event in Bengaluru.

The ABVP group filed an FIR against the Amnesty International. The Amnesty International 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.

Amnesty International said in a statement that the vision Amnesty International India is for every person in India to enjoy the rights induct in the Constitution of India, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other international human rights standards. We are independent of any ideological, political, economic interests.

On Saturday, A panel discussion had turned chaotic as some “pro-freedom” Kashmiris, entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for greeting the Indian Army.

The activists of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad staged a protest against the event and called it anti-national. ABVP filed a complaint in connection with the case. On 17th August 2016, The ABVP has also called for a state-wide protest in Karnataka over Amnesty International sedition issue.

The event was organised at United Theological College by Amnesty International India.