Omar Abdullah hits at BJP for booking Hilal Lone under UAPA 


Srinagar, Feb 15 (KNS): Reacting to the arrested of Hilal Lone son of  MP Muhammad Akbar Lone under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly delivering a “hate speech” at a rally during last year's district development council elections in Bandipora, fomer Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused BJP of different yardstick over hate speeches of their own leaders.

Abdullah tool to Twitter to express his opinion over the development, he wrote, " BJP has a completely different standard when it comes to hate speech from its own leaders. They can call for hands to be cut off, people to be murdered & it’s fine. Hilal Lone makes a speech & anti-terror laws are used to book him," he said according to KNS correspondent.

The junior Lone was on today booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for his speech during campaigning for the District Development Council (DDC) elections in November-December last year.

“Hilal Lone has been booked under Section 13 of the UAPA, besides Sections 505, 153-A and 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC),” an official told KNS.

Hilal Lone, also an NC leader, had been under preventive detention at the MLA hostel sub-jail in Srinagar for the past two months. He has been shifted to a police station in Bandipora’s Hajin in north Kashmir. His father represents north Kashmir’s Baramulla constituency. (KNS)

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