The Jammu and Kashmir police, have registered multiple cases against those who celebrated the Pakistan cricket team’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup match played on Sunday in Dubai, according to a local news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO).
The government officials have said that the local police has noted two incidents, specifically one at the SKIMS hospital hostel in Soura, Srinagar, and another at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital hostel in Karan Nagar, reported KNO.
After Pakistan won a T-20 cricket match, students pursuing MBBS and other degrees at SKIMS Soura in the hostel raised slogans and burst firecrackers, according to a FIR filed at the station’s police station (under FIR No. 104/2021).
A case under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), as well as sections 105A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code was registered.
Students at the GMC hostel “were shouting and dancing last night after Pakistan won the World Cup T20 match against India,” according to another FIR (under no. 71/2021) filed at police station Karan Nagar under Section 13 of the UAPA.
According to KNO, the registered FIR is still open, and the accused have not yet been identified. However, investigations continue.
Another incident occurred in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, where six people were arrested after a video purporting to show a crowd raising objectionable slogans following an India-Pakistan T20 World Cup game went viral on social media, authorities said.
Anuradha Gupta, Deputy Commissioner of Samba Police, said that six people had been arrested and that an investigation was underway.
According to another police officer, an arrest warrant had been issued for the suspected.
Detained people are being questioned about the incident, according to Rajesh Sharma, a senior superintendent of police in Samba district. He hinted that authorities might question more people in the future.
Mehbooba Mufti, the leader of the People’s Democratic Party, criticized the Indian government on Tuesday for booking students under anti-terror legislation.
After the Jammu and Kashmir police arrested students, including those pursuing MBBS under UAPA, for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the ongoing T-20 world cup, she made her remarks on the subject today.