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Complaint against Mehbooba over 'seditious' tweet

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A Jammu-based activist has filed a complaint with the against over her "seditious" tweet as he demanded action against her for violating code of conduct.

He was referring to Mehbooba's tweet on April 8.

"Why waste time in court. Wait for BJP to scrap Article 370. It will automatically debar us from fighting elections since Indian constitution won't be applicable to J&K anymore," she had tweeted.

Activist said he filed the complaint in the interest of free and fair elections and sought legal action against the former under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act, 1951, laws of the state, Act and Code of Conduct (MCC) violation.

Mehbooba is fighting the polls from constituency.

"Mehbooba, being a candidate for the elections, has affirmed her oath in the Indian constitution, but her tweet is blatantly seditious, threatening unity and integrity of the country," Khajuria, who had been a part of prominent citizens advisory committee constituted by the state government, said.

"Mehbooba has willfully tried to excite disaffection towards government of India, which is prima facie an offence of She has also committed an offence of promoting enmity between the classes punishable under the Ranbir Penal Code (RPC) and laws of the state, including IT Act 2002," he said.

In his complaint, copy of which was also submitted to Shailendra Kumar, the activist added that the "seditious tweet" of Mehbooba was an "incitement to violence" and "public disorder".

He had lodged a similar complaint against the on April 12 with District Magistrate, Jammu,

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 19:25 IST