Hyderabad :  The police have registered a case of sedition against TRS MP and daughter of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, K Kavitha, for her alleged comment that Hyderabad and Kashmir were forcibly merged into India.

An FIR was filed after a complaint was filed by a Hyderabad based lawyer who also functions as the convener of the BJP’s legal cell. The case was registered two days back under Sections 124-A (sedition) and 505 (statements conducive 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 the complaint over the alleged remarks attributed to her. She had said, “Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana were both forcefully annexed to the Indian Union…We were both separate countries, but were merged with the Indian Union after Independence. In 1947, we were not a part of India.’’

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