Three Kashmiri college students have been attacked exterior a court docket in Agra on Thursday. The scholars, who have been not too long ago arrested in Agra, Uttar Pradesh for supporting the Pakistan cricket group throughout the T20 World Cup match, have been roughed up after they have been produced in entrance of a Justice of the Peace within the metropolis right now. Movies from exterior the court docket present a bunch of males heckling the scholars and shouting slogans whereas the police attempt to escort them to a police car and take them away. The group may be heard shouting “Pakistan Murdabad” (Down with Pakistan) and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” (Lengthy reside India).
Arsheed Yousuf, Altaf Sheikh, and Showkat Ahmed Ganai, engineering college students on the Raja Balwant Singh Administration Technical Campus in Agra, have been charged with selling enmity between teams on grounds of faith, and cyber-terrorism. A tweet from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister’s workplace signifies they could additionally face sedition costs.
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Earlier right now, Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had criticised the “crackdown” and referred to as for the rapid launch of the arrested college students.
The accused have been arrested after a bunch of activists led by Gaurav Rajawat of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP’s youth wing, barged into the school campus with out permission and accused the school administration of “sheltering traitors”. Mr Rajawat filed a criticism with the police exterior the school campus.
The school administration had denied allegations of pro-Pakistan slogans being raised within the faculty however suspended the scholars for “being concerned in (the) indiscipline act of posting standing in favour of Pakistan” after the India-Pakistan match. They’d additionally criticised the right-wing group coming into the school and making a ruckus.
The scholars have been arrested and brought to the Jagdishpura police station in Lohamandi and an FIR was registered below sections 153 A and 505 (1)(b) of the Indian Penal Code and part 66F of the IT Act 2008.
One other pupil, Niyaz Khan, was arrested in Badaun for an alleged objectionable Fb publish after the match. “I like Pakistan. I miss Pakistan. Jeet Mubarak ho,” he reportedly posted. He was charged and despatched to jail following a criticism from the right-wing outfit Hindu Jagran Manch.
4 extra individuals have been arrested within the state for allegedly cheering for Pakistan India’s crushing loss within the cricket match; three in Bareilly and one in Lucknow.
UP Police have booked 7 individuals in 5 districts and brought 4 individuals in custody for allegedly elevating pro-Pak slogans or celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India within the T20 Cricket World Cup match that passed off on Oct 24: CMO pic.twitter.com/o1ceq5L7ED
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A man has additionally been arrested within the Jaunpur district of the state for allegedly utilizing derogatory and abusive phrases in opposition to the nation, information company PTI reported.