A criminal complaint has been filed against Congress senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Saifuddin Soz for making ‘seditious statements against the Indian Army. According to a tweet by ANI, the complaint has been filed in Delhi’s Patiala House Court.
The complaint has been filed by one Shashi Bhushan.
In his complaint, Bhushan has accused the two Congress leaders of “making seditious statement in order to incite disaffection in the mind of the people against Indian Army and Government of India”.
Azad had sparked a controversy when he said Army operations in the state killed more civilians than terrorists, eliciting a strong response from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which accused Congress of trying to demoralise the armed forces.
Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Saifuddin Soz had created a furore by toeing the line taken by former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Kashmir. Speaking to news agency ANI, Soz said that given a choice, Kashmiris would prefer to be independent.
Soz had also claimed that Musharraf had shared this view with his military brass and ministers in the government ahead of the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s Islamabad visit in 2007.