FIR registered against Amnesty International India

Bengaluru: An FIR was today registered against Amnesty International India under various IPC sections, including sedition, in connection with alleged raising of "independence" slogans by "pro-freedom" Kashmiris who entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing Indian Army.

A police official involved in the investigation said that a First Information Report has been registered and investigations will proceed.

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), he said.

A panel discussion on Saturday had turned chaotic as some "pro-freedom" Kashmiris, most of whom were youngsters and students, entered into heated arguments with a Kashmiri Pandit leader for hailing Indian Army.

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

Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara had yesterday said the intention and background of those involved will be investigated.

ABVP activists, who staged a protest yesterday against the event calling it "anti-national", had also filed a complaint with the police along with a CD containing video recording of the event.

PTI