TRS MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, K Kavitha, has been reportedly booked for sedition after she said that Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were forcefully annexed to India.
At a programme arranged by The Indian Express, Kavitha is supposed to have said, "Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana were both forcefully and at the same time annexed to the Indian Union. When I say I feel strongly, it's because we were both separate countries, but were merged with the Indian Union after Independence. In 1947, we were not a part of India.
"After 1947, we became a part of India. Then the troubles really started. None of our people was very rich before. So it's from the people's perspective that I've started reading about Jammu & Kashmir. We need to solve issues, particularly the Kashmiri pandits' issue which is put up in the agenda of the BJP. They say we can all take them back home, but it is just a political statement. You have to create a safe environment before you take them there. We need to come out clean on Jammu & Kashmir. Few parts were not ours, we should agree, we should redraw the international lines, and move on," she said.
A case was registered two days back under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 505 (statements conducing to public mischief) of IPC following directions from a local court, said a South Zone police official.
A local court had last week directed police to investigate and file a case against Kavitha, the Nizamabad MP, upon a complaint over alleged remarks attributed to her. The complaint was filed by K Karunasagar, an advocate and the convener of the BJP's city legal cell.