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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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According to a police spokesman, workers of separate political parties had staged protests, blocked roads and delivered provocative speeches against their opponents during LG elections in the area of People's Colony and Gulberg police stations.
He said that the vulgar and provocative music goes contrary to both the rich cultural heritage of the state and also the dictate of the independent state level censor board, which was especially constituted to check vulgarity in the Punjabi songs.
Three days ago, settle groups, known as Temple organizations, resumed their daily provocative visits to al-Aqsa after they had been denied entry there during the last 10 days of the holy month of Ramadan.
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It said that ban has been imposed on religious/political nature, carrying/possessing of provocative audio/video cassettes/materials, audio/video containing provocative speeches and inciting religious hatred in order to maintain law and order during Chehlum of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.
It should not indulge in such provocative actions every now and then.
We consider that act provocative and we consider it one that undermines the goal that we share, which is peaceful resolution of these disputes and general stability in the region," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at his regularly scheduled briefing.
12, that Asadi's guards prevented him and a number of the Council Members from entering the Governorate building to meet with the Senior Interior Undersecretary, Adnan al-Asadi, and acted in an unacceptable provocative ways.
The FNC called on Iran to refrain from such unjustifiable provocative measures and to adopt acts that strengthen confidence between countries and peoples of the region and contribute to reaching a just settlement to the dispute of islands, occupied by Iran since 1971.
To combat these issues, the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed the Provocative Questions initiative, an innovative new program aimed at promoting research in neglected and unsolved areas of oncology (1).
Since both countries will be doing that I don't think there is anything provocative about that.