A suo moto case under sections 153A and 153B of the IPC have been filed against the Bengaluru protester who was detained early on Friday, 21 February, for holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ poster near Town Hall, sources told The Quint.
This comes a day after sedition charges were slapped against another woman for raising pro-Pakistan slogans at an anti-CAA event in the city, which was attended by AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
The young woman, who was ‘detained’ on Friday, was holding a ‘Kashmir Mukti (liberation), Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti’ placard at a counter protest in the city, police said, according to PTI.
She was spotted holding the placard and sitting among the participants of the protest organised by the Hindu Jagaran Vedike against the woman who had shouted ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ on Thursday.
‘She Did Not Raise Any Slogan’
City police chief Bhaskar Rao told PTI that she was escorted out of the place as the Vedike members asked her to leave and a crowd started gathering.
“She has been now been taken into custody for her own safety along with the placard... we will find out her background, where she has come from and who else is involved, among other things,” Rao told reporters, adding that she did not raise any slogans.
On Friday, student activist Amulya Leona had created a ruckus shouting “Hindustan Zindabad and Pakistan Zindabad” a few times before the mic was taken away from her.
After being removed from the stage, she was later arrested on charges of sedition and produced before a magistrate court which remanded her to 14 days judicial custody.
An upset Owaisi had said he would not have participated in the protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act had he known that the woman had been invited for the event and asserted his party had no links with her.
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