Guwahati, July 20:
– Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma seeks ban on Amnesty International in India
– Sarma says Amnesty International bent on defaming and harming India
– Sarma accuses Amnesty International of encouraging left wing terrorism, and defaming India and PM Modi
Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday urged centre to ban Amnesty International in India.
Talking to media persons in Guwahati on Tuesday, Sarma said, “Amnesty International is infamous for its long history of hatching conspiracies against India’s democratic fabric and its leadership. I strongly condemn this conspiracy and demand ban on activities of such organisations which are hell bent on defaming and harming our nation.”
He further added, “We all know the role Amnesty to encourage left wing terrorism in India and defame India and PM Modi. It is an international conspiracy to defame India. Their main work is to create dissatisfaction among the sections of Indian society.”
“It is a well designed international conspiracy to defame Indian Parliamentary system and create confusion among the people,” Sarma said.
Amnesty International was founded in London in July 1961 by English barrister Peter Benenson. Benenson was influenced by his friend Louis Blom-Cooper, who led a political prisoners’ campaign.
In the field of international human rights organisations, Amnesty has the third-longest history, after the International Federation for Human Rights and Anti-Slavery Society.