Kashmir trust asks govt 'not to play politics' over Amnesty event

Bengaluru: The Kashmiri Hindu Cultural Welfare Trust today asked the Karnataka government "not to play politics" over the incident in which anti-India and anti-Army slogans were raised at an event organised by Amnesty International.

Chairman of the Trust R K Mattoo said those who shouted 'Azadi' and anti-national slogans should be identified and booked under the law to prevent such incidents in future.

"I appeal to government of Karnataka not to play politics in this as the whole incident is of national security and anti-national forces raising their heads. Nip the evil in the bud please and do not allow this to spread to other parts of our dear nation ...Have a Heart and do not play politics," he said.

"Interestingly, the Karnataka government has chosen to give a clean chit to Amnesty International even as a probe into the sedition charges (following an FIR by the ABVP) is underway," he added.