Sedition against NGO, but no 'amnesty' for violent ABVP protesters either

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Bengaluru, Aug 20: The Bengaluru police have slapped a series of cases against the ABVP ranging from kidnapping minors to rioting. The ABVP has been seeking the arrest of Amnesty International activists against whom sedition charges have been filed.

A case of sedition was filed against Amnesty International after anti-national slogans were raised at an event organised by them in Bengaluru last week.

Also read: Bengaluru: ABVP students protesting against Amnesty lathicharged

Amnesty: ABVP faces charges of rioting

The police have now booked cases of rioting and kidnapping against the ABVP. The case of kidnapping under Indian Penal Code 363 was filed after the principal of a college complained that ABVP activists had forcibly taken minors for the protest.

It was alleged that the ABVP activists had barged into a college in Rajajinagar and forcibly taken Pre-University students for the protest. The principal stated that he had requested the activists not to take the PU students as they were minors.

However, the activists did not listen, it was alleged.

In addition to this the police have filed cases against 22 for rioting. Another complaint of rioting has also been filed against the ABVP at the JC Nagar police station in Bengaluru.

The police had on Friday lathi charged ABVP activists who were protesting outside the office of Amnesty International. The police say that they had to resort to a lathi charge as the protest was getting violent.

The ABVP will continue their protest on Saturday too.

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