Welfare Party of India termed filling of sedition case against Amnesty India as undesirable and regretful. The Benagluru police filed the case against the globally known human rights organization at the behest of ABVP, student body of the ruling BJP at the centre over claims that alleged anti-national slogans were raised at the programme organized by the amnesty.
“What happened in Bengaluru is a repetition of what took place in JNU. The objective is to silence dissenting voice against the strategy of plying divisive politics using nationalism, cow etc as a tool by the saffron party. Discussion of human rights violations of any sort in any part of the country including Jammu and Kashmir or North East cannot be constructed as anti-national. Moreover taking an International organization that works for ensuring human rights across the globe to courts and legal entanglements will bring bad reputation for the country,” said Dr. SQR Ilyas, national president of welfare Party of India in a press statement.
While strongly demanding to withdraw the case against the Amnesty, the statement said it went against the constitutional ethos of the country that guarantees freedom of speech and expression.