Organizing an event to defend constitutional values is now being branded ‘anti-India’ and criminalized: Amnesty on Sedition Case
said Aakar Patel, Executive Director, Amnesty International India.
Amnesty International in its statement issued in response to the sedition case, clarified its stance and stated that the Bengaluru police was informed well in advance. They further stated that even the Kashmiri pundits, ousted from the valley in the face of threat of persecution and human rights violations, were invited for the meeting.
The Human Rights Group in their statement referring to the Fundamental Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression guaranteed in the Indian Constitution, pointed out that it could be restricted only on the basis of threat to public order and incitement to violence. They stated that, the Sedition law was repeatedly used negate it and throttled any legal exercise of the right.
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