Arun Jaitely criticises Centre for allowing pro-sedition conference in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct.22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitely on Friday, criticised the Central Government for allowing an anti-India and pro-sedition conference in New Delhi.

He pointed out that a large number of separatist groups met in Delhi, under the nose of the central government at a conference to instigate and encourage sedition in India. The title of the conference was 'Azadi', and all reports indicated that India cannot be won and must be broken. This was unacceptable for any country he said.

On Thursday, a conference 'Freedom, the only way' was organized in the national capital by a separatist organization.

Kashmiri separatist leader and the Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani chaired the seminar.

Novelist Arundhati Roy, who was present at the seminar, advocated the ideas of the separatists as their right to speech.

Jaitley said this right couldn't be exercised at the cost of the national integrity.

He also accused the Central Government of ignoring such elements, and demanded that severe action should be taken against those present at the meeting.

"There is no such option available with government to ignore seditious groups when they exercise this right of sedition. The government is bound to act as per law and the law is clear that all those who have participated in this conference, which has openly promoted destruction of India's sovereignty and integrity, must be prosecuted under the severe laws that we have available under the penal code," said Jaitely. (ANI)

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