Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that a sedition case will be filed only if Pakistan is excited about the victory in the ongoing T20 Cricket World Cup. During the World Cup match between India and Pakistan on October 24 (Sunday), several incidents of cheering for Pakistan and celebrating Pakistan’s victory have come to light.
According to Indian media, a case has been filed against Kashmiri medical students under the anti-terrorism law for allegedly supporting the Pak party. The militant group United Liberation Front (ULF) in Kashmir has since threatened those who have filed complaints against the students. Not only that, the complainants have also been identified as outsiders. All in all, supporting the Pakistan team in cricket is a hotbed of politics.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath has said that sedition cases will be filed against those who speak out on behalf of Pakistan. Uttar Pradesh police said cases have been registered against seven persons from Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly and Sitapur. Five of them have been arrested. The accused are accused of chanting anti-national slogans. Not only that, the police claim, they were running provocative propaganda on social media.
Incidentally, India lost to Pakistan for the first time in the World Cup. Nafisa Atari, a school teacher in Udaipur, Rajasthan, was overjoyed at the victory. He was overjoyed with Pakistan’s victory on WhatsApp and gave the status. He was then fired.