NC leader held, for ‘hate speech’; Omar slams BJP’s ‘double standards’2 min read

BY-TANYA KHARE 

NC leader Hilal Akbar Lone, who was under detention at Srinagar’s MLA hostel, has been arrested under anti-terror laws for “hate speech” that he delivered while campaigning for the recent DDC elections in the Valley. 

The NC leader and son of Member of Parliament Mohammad Akbar Lone, Hilal Akbar Lone, was arrested by police under anti-terror laws for “hate speech” that he had delivered while campaigning for the recent DDC elections in Srinagar. 

On Tuesday NC leader and Vice President, Abdullah Omar said that BJP has a completely different standard when it comes to hate speech from its leaders. 

NC Leader Abdullah Omar’s remark came after his party member hilal lone was arrested under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)Act(UAPA) for allegedly delivering a “hate speech” at a public rally during last year”s district development council Elections in Jammu And Kashmir Bandipora. NC leader Hilal Akbar Lone, who was detained at Srinagar’s MLA hostel, has been arrested under anti-terror laws for the speech that he delivered while campaigning for the recent DDC elections in the country. 

When Lone was arrested  President Mehbooba Mufti said that there would not be enough room in the prisons of the country if the BJP’s ministers, lawmakers, and members of its “IT Cell” were brought to book for inciting communal passions against minorities. 

Hilal, NC Leader was formally arrested on Tuesday under the unlawful activities (Prevention) Act for delivering hate speech at a public rally during the Elections. 

Police said that an FIR has been lodged against Hilal at the Police station of Bandipore which includes several sections. Abdullah Omar was arrested under various sections in an FIR registered at a police station in Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora District. 

On December 25, Hilal was detained at Bandipora’s sumbal area and then shifted to  Srinagar”s MLA hostel and then he was shifted to Hajin.  

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