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Mehbooba takes jibe, while NC leader booked under UAPA

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By: Shayib Bhat VOV


Police has arrested National Conference leader Hilal Lone who is son of former speaker Muhammad Akbar Lone, on the charges delivering a hate speech at a rally during last year’s district development council elections in Bandipora.

Hilal Lone has been taken on a 10 day remand after his arrest on Monday and incidentally he was detained at MLA hostel since December last year.

He was booked under various sections of the UAPA in an FIR registered at a police station in Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police officials told news agencies.

Reacting to his arrest, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti tweeted and said, “GOI continues to shamelessly book Kashmiri mainstream leaders under UAPA for ‘hate speech’. The truth is that there won’t be enough room in Indian prisons if their own ministers, lawmakers & noxious IT Cell were brought to book for inciting communal passions against minorities”.

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