Srinagar: A case has been registered in Jammu and Kashmir against those who celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India in the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE by exploding firecrackers and chanting slogans. The case was registered under the UAPA following the release of videos of Pakistan’s victory celebrations. Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets on Sunday. This was Pakistan’s first victory over India in the World Cup.
Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar confirmed that the case was registered on the basis of videos of Pakistan’s victory celebrations. The case was registered at Saura and Karan Nagar police stations in Srinagar. Police sources said the cases were not just based on videos and social media posts.
No anticipatory bail in cases under UAPA. He faces up to five years in prison. Meanwhile, former cricketers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have come out with harsh criticism against those who celebrated Pakistan’s victory on Indian soil.
The video of college students celebrating Pakistan’s victory at a women’s hostel in Kashmir went viral on social media. The students were reported to have chanted anti-India slogans as they celebrated Pakistan’s victory by exploding firecrackers and dancing. Elsewhere, the Pakistani flag is hoisted to celebrate the World Cup victory.
Earlier, when India lost to the West Indies in the semi-finals of the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, there were clashes between local students and students from other places at Srinagar NIT.
English Summary: J&K college students, staff booked under UAPA for celebrating Pakistan’s cricket win against India