Woman charged with sedition for shouting ‘pro-Pakistan' slogans in Bengaluru sent to 14-day judicial custody
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The woman who chanted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans at a rally in Bengaluru has been charged with sedition and was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court which will hear its bail petition on Monday, the police said as reported by news agency ANI.
Identified as Amulya, the woman in her twenties allegedly shouted pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA protest rally in Bengaluru, where All-India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi was also present.
"We have registered a suo moto case under Section 124A (sedition), 153A and B (promoting enmity between different groups and imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration). Once formalities are completed, we will produce Amulya before a judicial magistrate," B Ramesh, DCP Bengaluru (West) said.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, Amulya can be seen on the stage addressing the crowd during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) under the banner of "Save Our Constitution". Soon she started shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans embarrassing the AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi who was quick to stop her and took the mic from her hands along with two other men.
#WATCH The full clip of the incident where a woman named Amulya at an anti-CAA-NRC rally in Bengaluru raised slogan of 'Pakistan zindabad' today. AIMIM Chief Asaddudin Owaisi present at rally stopped the woman from raising the slogan; He has condemned the incident. pic.twitter.com/wvzFIfbnAJ— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2020
She was arrested soon after the incident and was denied bail by a judicial magistrate in Bengaluru. "When Owaisi and others tried to stop Amulya from shouting the pro-Pakistan slogan, she started chanting 'Hindustan zindabad'. Our personnel who were at the rally for providing security took her off the dais to control the situation even as she insisted on speaking," the police officer said as reported by IANS.
“When Amulya resisted the organisers from addressing the gathering, our policewomen had to forcibly whisk her from the stage and detain her in a corner," the police official added
Asaduddin Owaisi, later distanced his party from the incident and sloganeering and said that his party has no links with the woman. "Neither me nor my party has any link with her. The organisers should not have invited her here. If I knew this, I would not have come here. We are for India and we, in no way, support our enemy nation Pakistan. Our entire drive (against CAA) is to save India," the AIMIM MP was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Meanwhile, Amulya's father, while speaking to news agency ANI, said, "What she said is wrong. She was joined by some Muslims and wasn't listening to me”. A case has also been filed against several men, linked to a right-wing group, who threw stones at her home after the protest.
(With agencies Inputs)
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