Sedition charges slapped on Bangalore girl who shouted 'Pakistan Zindabad' at Owaisi rally

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 Feb 2020 3:56 AM GMT
Sedition charges slapped on Bangalore girl who shouted Pakistan Zindabad at Owaisi rally

Hyderabad: Police have slapped a sedition case against a girl for raising 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogan at an anti-CAA rally in Bengaluru on Thursday.

The event was attended by AIMIM Chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.

Hailing from Chikmagalur in Karnataka, Amulya Leona, a student activist, had asked attendees to shout "Pakistan Zindabad" during her speech at the event organized under the banner of "Save Constitution".

“Hindustan Zindabad and Pakistan Zindabad. The difference between both is...” Amulya can be heard saying before the mike was snatched from her.

The agency reported that she was later handed over to the police. She was booked for sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code.

The organisers had invited her to address the gathering soon after Owaisi arrived on the stage. “I condemn such behaviour. If people want to behave in such a manner, they can do it elsewhere. Why did they choose this particular platform?” asked Owaisi while reacting to the incident.

According to a news agency, the girl was denied bail by the judicial magistrate. She has been sent to judicial custody till February 23.

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