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Public activist files case with State CID

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 5 � Arun Pathak, a public activist and businessman of the city, has filed a case with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Assam Police under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), demanding action on those who prepared the BJP Delhi unit�s Vision Document where the people of the North-east were referred to as �immigrants� and �migrants.�

The complainant has named Satish Upadhyay, president, BJP, Delhi unit; Prabhat Jha, Pradesh in-charge, BJP�s Delhi unit; Dr Kiran Bedi, BJP chief ministerial candidate for the Delhi assembly constituency; Dr Harsh Vardhan, chairman of the Vision Document Committee; and Praveen Shankar Kapoor, media in-charge, BJP�s Delhi unit, as the main accused in the complaint.

In his petition, Pathak reasoned that the �offensive� contents of the BJP�s Delhi Assembly poll manifesto led to widespread protests and even created law-and-order situations in Assam.

�The accused persons by putting the offensive contents in the Vision Document have intentionally promoted and attempted to foment racial disharmony and ill-will between the people living in the North-east and those living in other parts of the country,� Pathak said in his petition.

The case has been filed under sections 153-A/505 (2)/34 of IPC.

Meanwhile, many organizations including the North East Welfare Organisation have condemned the BJP�s action.

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