Petitioners fined as SC dismisses “Seditious” petition against Farooq Abdullah

Petitioners fined as SC dismisses “Seditious” petition against Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar, Mar 03 ; Supreme Court of India on Wednesday dismissed a petition against Jammu and Kashmir MP and senior National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and panelized the petitioners.

The top court ruled out that expression of views which are different from government opinion cannot be termed as “sedition”.

The petitioners Rajat Sharma and Neh Srivastava had objected to the comments of the senior leader protesting against the abrogation of Article 370 as seditious.

Sharma is the secretary and trustee of the Vishwa Guru India Vision of Sardar Patel.

A bench of Justice Sanjay Kishan and Hemant Gupta while dismissing the petition said that the petitioner failed to substantiate his allegation that Farooq Abdullah had sought help of China and Pakistan against India on Article 370 and special status of Jammu and Kashmir which was abrogated August 2019.

The petitioners were fined an INR 50000. (KDC)

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