A local court today directed the police to register an FIR against SP leader Mohammad Azam Khan on the charge of sedition for his controversial comments on Kashmir.
Chief Judicial Magistrate Pawan Pratap Singh gave the order on an application filed by Bajrang Dal leader U Gupta on January 3.
The court directed the police to register the FIR under Section 124(A) (Sedition) of IPC and submit its report.
At a public meeting on December 21 here, about 250 kms from Lucknow , Khan said that Ghulam Nabi Azad is the lone Muslim cabinet minister in the UPA government but he is a "Kashmiri".
"Only one Muslim minister (Azad) is there in the (Union) Cabinet and that too not of India, but from Kashmir. That Kashmir, which is still controversial and we don't know whether that is part of India or not...," Khan had said.
Filed On: Jan 18, 2011 18:54 IST
FILED IN: Sedition | Azam Khan |J&K