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provocation

English criminal law words or conduct that incite a person to attack another

Provocation

 

(1) An act of inciting or prompting individuals, groups, or organizations to actions that will lead to grave, sometimes disastrous, consequences.

(2) Treacherous actions perpetrated by private agents of the police and reactionary parties (agents provocateurs) aimed at exposing, discrediting, and ultimately crushing progressive and revolutionary organizations.

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"Reacting strongly to the highly provocative tweet by Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry, inciting mutiny among Punjabis in the Indian army, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh asked Pakistan to mind their own business and keep out of India's internal matters," tweeted CMO Punjab.
The scheme is also based on creating paths of financial flows illegally from abroad through cooperation between "the terrorist group" and some provocative elements in some countries hostile to Egypt, to finance anti-country movements to carry out acts of violence and riot against state institutions.
"What is their motivation to be provocative with the Iranians?
Katrougalos argued that the strong diplomatic capital of Greece is an important protective factor towards the provocative actions of Turkey.
Israeli Minister of Agriculture Uri Ariel yesterday also led another provocative tour of the Muslim holy place as well as in the area of Bab al-Rahma.
The police apprised the court that the accused were involved in provocative speeches and ransacking of public property and requested for physical their remand for investigation purposes.
As per the sources, last year, in village Jalalia in the jurisdiction of Hazro police station, Mufti Kifayatullah had delivered a provocative and fiery speech and since then was wanted to police.
The Provocative Colette is a full-color, biographical graphic novel about the talented French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (1873-1954), who was extremely open-minded and freethinking, especially by the standards of her time.
Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London (MQM-London) founder and its leaders Khushbakht Shujat, Haider Abbas Rizvi and Nasreen Jaleel have been declared proclaimed offenders in provocative speeches case.
The provocative banners that were discovered earlier today in Pandamaran, Klang are being investigated under the Sedition Act and two individuals have been arrested over the incident, police confirmed today.
Abu Dhabi: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) condemned the provocative action by two Qatari jet fighters, which on Monday approached dangerously to two civilian aircraft registered in the UAE while they were flying in Bahrain's airspace.
As a result of the practical measures taken, the provocative actions of the occupier country were suppressed, and the "agencies" were excluded from the list of exhibitors.