Amnesty International accused of sedition

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Indian police have registered a sedition case against Amnesty International India after few people allegedly raised anti-India slogans at an event in Bangalore.

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Police in India has registered a sedition case against Amnesty International India after some people allegedly raised “anti-India” slogans at its event.

The right group, ABVP said that the event in Bangalore on Saturday aimed “to seek justice for human rights violations” in Indian administered Kashmir, they also claimed that it was anti-national and filed the complaint against it on Monday.

Senior police officer Charan Reddy said, “A case has been registered [against Amnesty] after the complaint [by the student group ABVP]”. He added “We haven’t named any individual involved in the event. But action will be taken after we finish our investigation.”

Aakar Patel, executive director of Amnesty International India, in response to ABVP’s complaint said, “Merely organizing an event to defend constitutional values is now being branded ‘ Anti-India’ and criminalized.”

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