All-party resolution; In solidarity with forces in defending India’s unity

All-party meeting resolution: In solidarity with forces in defending India’s unity

An All-party meeting on Saturday on the car bomb attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir, that killed 40 jawans adopted a unanimous resolution to condemn terrorism and the support it receives from across the border. The meeting was presided by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Opposition leaders told Mr. Singh that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should convene another meeting with the leaders of the national and regional parties to discuss the future course of action. “We condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it from across the border. India has, during the past three decades, faced the menace of cross-border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces from across the border. India has showed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges,” read the resolution. “The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges. Today, we stand united, in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism, and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” it added.

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and other dignitaries during an all-party meeting on the Pulwama terror attack at Parliament House, in New Delhi, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said the entire nation stood united, and pointed out that the attack was the biggest casualty that armed forces had suffered since 1947, barring wars.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said the Prime Minister should personally handle the sensitive situation and immediately take strong action.

Sanjay Raut of the Shiv Sena said the government should learn from former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s tenure to take immediate action against Pakistan.

D. Raja of the Communist Party of India said concerns were also expressed about the safety of Kashmiri students and citizens settled in other parts of the country after Mr. Abdullah raised the issue of Kashmiris facing the ire of people in Jammu on Friday.

The Home Minister assured the meeting that the government will not allow social harmony to be affected and will take action, even if someone from the BJP, was involved in any such act.

Anand Sharma and Jyotiraditya Scindia of the Congress, Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Derek O’Brien of the Trinamool Congress, Jithendra Reddy of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi and Ram Vilas Paswan of the Lok Jan Shakti Party, among others, also attended the meeting.

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

JNU issue: Sedition charges filed against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, D Raja

JNU issue: Sedition charges filed against Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal, D Raja

Sedition charges have been filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Anand Sharma, CPI leader D. Raja, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi for allegedly supporting those who allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans.

Sedition charges have been filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chiefArvind Kejriwal, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Anand Sharma, CPI leader D. Raja, CPI (M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and Janata Dal (United) leader K.C. Tyagi for allegedly supporting those who allegedly raised ‘anti-national’ slogans.

The FIR has been filed under section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CRPC) at the Saroornagar Police Station in Cyberabad.

An FIR has also been registered against Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and student Umar Khalid on the same charges.

“Being a tax payer of this country, I have every right to question them who are indulging in anti-national activity and also who are encouraging anti-nationals in the name of solidarity for those who are facing criminal charges under sections of sedition under the IPC,” Petitioner Janardhan Goud told ANI.

The Delhi High Court is likely to resume hearing on a bail plea of Kanhaiya tomorrow. Kanhaiya was arrested on the sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-national slogans on the university campus.

The police had earlier interrogated four JNU students -Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, Anirban Bhattacharya and Ashutosh Kumar – in this connection.

| February 28, 2016