A Delhi-based attorney filed a petition with the Delhi Supreme Court on Monday asking for instructions on how to register a case against former Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti.
“In this statement, it is pretty clear that she is using this derogatory and suggestive statement against the duly elected Government of India,” said attorney Vineet Jindal’s petition.
“It is a stimulating statement intended to create hatred and unrest among the communities and to wage war against the duly elected government of this country as it is an influential and public figure,” the plea added.
The leader of the People’s Democratic Party made the remark on October 23 when she addressed her first press conference on October 23 after her release from 14 months in prison.
“When reporters asked her [Ms. Mufti] Over the J&K flag on the desk, she called it “our flag” and said, “We’ll pick up Tricolor when we get our flag back,” the petition added.
The lawyer said Ms. Mufti’s testimony explicitly insulted the tricolor.
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