New Delhi (ILNS): A Complaint has been filed against former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over her controversial remarks while addressing a press conference in Srinagar yesterday. The complaint has been filed by Supreme Court lawyer Vineet Jindal. It has been filed with has filed in a latter to Delhi Police Commissioner S N Shrivastava.
The letter asks for strict legal action against the PDP President Mehbooba Mufti for her recent ‘inflammatory statements.’
Jindal has maintains that Mufti has committed offenses under section 4 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honor Act, 1971 and 121,151,153A, 295,298, 504,505 of the IPC which are cognizable and thereby, an FIR should be lodged and strict legal action should be taken against her.
Jindal has said in his complaint that the controversial statements made by Mufti not only insulted the national flag of the country but also provoked the people against an elected government.
Reports say that during the press conference, when reporters asked her about the J&K flag placed on the desk, Mufti said: “My flag is this,” pointing to the Jammu and Kashmir flag. “When this flag comes back, we’ll raise that flag [Indian tricolor] too. Until we get our own flag back, we won’t raise any other flag…This flag forged our relationship with that flag.”
In what may be termed as an inflammatory and derogatory statement, the PDP president had said, “Dacoits snatched our flag” which the complainant alleged intends to create hatred and unrest among the communities and waging war against the duly elected government of the country. He further alleged that Mehbooba said, “I will not raise any flag other than the flag of Jammu and Kashmir.”
She went on to the extent of saying that, ‘She won’t take part in elections without the reinstatement of the constitution and flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir,’ said the complainant.
On the issue of abrogation of Article 370 the PDP chief said, “A robber may be mighty, but he has to return the stolen goods.”
Furthermore, the complainant has attached the link of the news report, where the PDP Chief was reported as making derogatory statements in her speech.
-India Legal Bureau