Champions Trophy: Sedition charges framed against 15 Indians for pro-Pakistan slogans after India lost

Muhammad Amir, the Pakistani pacer, runs in excitement after bowling out Indian top batsman and captain, Virat Kohli .

Srinagar: Sedition charges have been framed against fifteen persons for raising pro-Pakistan slogans during final match of Champions Trophy 2017.

Pro-Pakistan slogans were raised while people burst crackers in Mohad village of Madhya Pradesh’s Burhapur district on Sunday after Indian cricket team’s defeat in the ICC Champions Trophy final.

The fifteen Muslims, in the age group of 20 and 35, were arrested on Monday from the village, about 25 kilometers from the district headquarters Burhanpur.

Ramashray Yadav, who is investigating the case, told The Indian Express that an offense under Section 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and Section 124 A (Sedition) has been registered against the fifteen in Shahpur Police Station.

“Mohad is a Muslim-dominated village and a complaint was filed by a Hindu villager,” he added.

“The police will soon send a letter to the district magistrate with a request to stop government subsidies being enjoyed by the accused,” said Yadav.

Pakistan cricket batting first set a target of 339 runs for Indian side in the final match played in The Oval in England. However, the top batting order of Indian cricket team collapsed which resulted in their defeat by 180 runs.

Kashmir erupted in joy as people poured on roads celebrating the win.

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