New Delhi: The UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office on Thursday tweeted, Sedition Law will be invoked on those celebrating Pakistan’s win during the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup matches.
Sedition (Law) will be invoked against those celebrating the victory of Pakistan: UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath #INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/AuxvcwbEgO
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 28, 2021
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This tweet comes after, UP Police booked 7 people in 5 districts and took 4 people in custody for allegedly raising Pro-Pak slogans or celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 Cricket World Cup match that took place on Oct 24, ANI reported on Wednesday.
According to the statements, charges were levelled under several sections, including 504/506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 66 (F) of the Information Technology Act.
Uttar Pradesh Police said seven persons have been booked in five cases in districts of Agra, Bareily, Badaun and Sitapur for making remarks against the country after the match on October 24. Out of them, five have been arrested, the police said on its Twitter handle.
Two more persons were detained by Jammu and Kashmir police, taking the number of detainees to eight in the case of pro-Pakistani slogans raised by some people in Samba district after the match, PTI reported.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police had earlier registered two cases under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) against some medical students living in hostels at the Government Medical College in Karan Nagar in Srinagar and SKIMS Soura. The action came after videos posted on social media showed students and others raising objectionable slogans and celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the high-voltage match between the traditional rivals.
A private school teacher in Rajasthan’s Udaipur was arrested on similar charges on Wednesday according to PTI. Nafeesa Attari, a teacher who was sacked by at Neerja Modi School Udaipur management for posting a celebratory WhatsApp status, was arrested on Wednesday morning, the SHO of Amba Mata police station Narpat Singh. He said that the teacher has been arrested under IPC section 153 (B) (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration).
Virender Sehwag on Monday called out the “hypocrisy” behind the cracker ban on Diwali. As per a tweet of the former Indian opener, many burst crackers after the India-Pakistan match in the T20 World Cup alleging some residents celebrated India’s 10-wicket loss. The former cricketer implied firecrackers were burst as some residents may be in support of the Pakistan cricket team in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.
Gautam Gambhir made a similar tweet alleging that those bursting crackers celebrating Pakistan’s win ‘can’t be Indian’.
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