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Amarnath Yatra: UAPA invoked against individuals and groups for spreading anti-national message : The Tribune India


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Srinagar, June 3

On Friday, police in Jammu and Kashmir charged several unknown individuals and groups, including Sikhs, with spreading “anti-national” messages ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra, officials said.

The pilgrimage is scheduled for June 30 to August 11 this year after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“It has been reliably learned that some individuals/groups including Sikhs for Justice have been spreading anti-national messages ahead of the upcoming Amarnath Yatra and engaging in activities promoting enmity between different religious groups,” a doorman said. police word.

He said they were spreading secessionist messages and ideology, thereby questioning and disrupting India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

“Furthermore, such activities are likely to disturb the peace and public order in J&K’s UT,” he said.

An FIR was registered based on this information and for the purpose of identifying these groups and individuals, he said, adding that the relevant sections of the UAPA and the Indian Criminal Section were invoked.

An investigation is ongoing, he added.

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