Sedition Complaint Against Farooq, Rishi Filed

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Srinagar—Social activist, Sukesh Khajuria, has filed a complaint with the district magistrate against former chief minister Farooq Abdullah and actor Rishi Kapoor seeking registration of sedition cases against them for their remarks on Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).

Khajuria, a former member of the prominent citizen’s advisory committee constituted by the state government, in an application yesterday sought action under section 196 of the CrPC against them for “accepting PaK as part of Pakistan”.

In the application, he said they should be booked under section 124-A of the Ranbir Penal Code (Sedition) and other provisions of law.

On November 11, Abdullah had told reporters that PaK belonged to Pakistan and “this won’t change” no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fight.

In his complaint, Khajuria said Kapoor had backed Abdullah and tweeted that “Jammu and Kashmir is ours, and PaK is theirs. This is the only way we can solve our problem”.

He alleged that Abdullah’s statement and Kapoor’s tweet were “inciting violence” and “public disorder” and fell under the ambit of section 124-A of the RPC.

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