Kashmir Police books students for celebrating Pakistan’s win under anti-terror law

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday registered two separate cases against those who celebrated the Pakistan cricket team’s win against India in the T20 World Cup Match, being played in Dubai on Sunday.

Quoting official sources, Srinagar based news agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) reported that the police have taken notice of two incidents particularly – one at the hostel of the SKIMS Hospital in Soura and another at the hostel of the Government Medical College (GMC) in Karan Nagar – both in Srinagar district of central Kashmir.

As per an FIR filed at Soura police station (under FIR No. 104/2021), “during intervening night of 24 and 25 October 2021 after Pakistan win one day cricket match, students pursuing MBBS and other degrees residing in the un-married hostel of SKIMS Soura raised slogans and burst firecrackers”.

It says that in this connection a case was registered under section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), 105A and 505 IPC.

The police have also filed an FIR (under no. 71/2021) under section 13 of the UAPA at the police station Karan Nagar against the students residing at the GMC hostel, “who were crying and dancing last night evening after Pakistan won the World Cup T20 match against India”.

KDC further reported that the FIR is still open and the accused are yet to be identified but the investigations are on.

Earlier on 24th October, after Pakistan’s win, Kashmiri students studying in various colleges of India’s Punjab were physically assaulted by ‘people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar’.

At Bhai Guru Das Institute of Engineering and Technology in Sangrur, Punjab, several students were attacked and assaulted in their hostel rooms after India lost to Pakistan by ten wickets.

Atleast six Kashmiri students were reportedly injured in the incident.

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