Mirwaiz summoned by Chandigarh court for raising ‘anti-India’ slogans
Chandigarh, Mar 11 (Only Kashmir): A local court of Chandigarh has summoned Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC. The summon is issued on the complaint of BJP ex-councillor and lawyer Satinder Singh. The plaint said that Mirwaiz during a seminar in 2010 had raised “anti-India slogans and when the complainant along with others objected to it, they were beaten up by Kheta, Karnail and his men”.
According to the report, a local court has summoned Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference, along with Kheta Singh and Karnail Singh Jakepal, national president and general secretary, respectively, of the Indian Democratic Party under Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of the IPC.
The Court of Civil Judge Rekha Chaudhary has fixed the next date of hearing in the case on April 18. The summons were issued on the complaint of BJP ex-councillor and lawyer Satinder Singh.
The plaint was lodged under Section 124-A (sedition), 323, 506 (criminal intimidation), 34 (common intention) of the IPC and Section 3 of the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, 1984.
According to the complaint, the incident happened on November 25, 2010, when the trio had come to attend a seminar organised by the International Democratic Party at Kisan Bhawan, Sector 35, Chandigarh. The subject of the seminar was “Jammu and Kashmir Problem especially in reference to Indo-Pak Relations”. The seminar was to be addressed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq among others.
The plaint said that Mirwaiz had raised “anti-India slogans and when the complainant along with others objected to it, they were beaten up by Kheta, Karnail and his men”.
Pertinently, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was heckled and manhandled during the above said seminar, allegedly by activists of right-wing Hindu organizations.
File Photo of the Seminar by: AKHILESH KUMAR