Kashmiri Pandits seek ban on Amnesty International

As the clamour on the Amnesty International sedition charge gains momentum, the Kashmiri Hindu welfare trust in Bengaluru has sought a probe into the matter by a central agency.

Meanwhile, Kashmiri Hindu welfare trust chairman RK Mattoo has written to Karnataka’s Home Minister G Parameshwara seeking ‘free and fair’ investigations into the alleged anti-india sloganeering that took place at an event organised by Amnesty International in a college in the city on August 13.

The copy of the letter, which is in possession of India Today also criticised Amnesty International India for focussing only on issues related to human rights violations by armed forces and failing to focus on the brutalities on Kashmiri Pandits.


The trust has sought a ban on Amnesty International India saying it is allegedly arousing anti-India sentiments through some of its events.

Based on a complaint filed by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidhyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the Bengaluru Police had filed a case slapping sedition charges on the organisation.

While investigations are on as the 90-minute long video of the event is being analysed by forensic experts, the Karnataka government says that it is looking for crucial evidence that could lead to understanding whether anti-India slogans were raised or not.

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