The staff has been advised by the police to work from other locations.

Amnesty controversy Rights groups offices to remain shut for fear of protests
news Amnesty controversy Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 10:47

After ABVP protests in Bengaluru demanding arrest of Amnesty International India officials, the human rights advocacy group has informed that its offices in Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai will remain shut till Friday.

Anticipating more protests, the police have advised the organisation's staff to work from other locations instead, Amnesty said in a media release.

After it's 'Broken Families' event on August 13 allegedly saw "anti-India" and "anti-army" slogans raised, ABVP filed an FIR against the body for sedition and rioting, among other things. The event was meant to raise issues of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir by the Indian armed forces.

Later Amnesty provided a rebuttal to the complaint as well.

BJP and ABVP in Karnataka has been demanding the arrest of Amnesty India officials and those who raised 'azaadi' slogans at the event and are unhappy with the Karnataka government for not taking action. With both outfits poised to step up their protests against Amnesty, the Siddaramaiah government has found itself in fix.

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