Many detained, FIR lodged after pro-Pak slogans raised in J&K

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 10/26/2021 12:10:40 PM Front Page

Jammu: Several detained and FIRs were lodged for raising pro-Pakistan slogans in different districts of Jammu and Kashmir after the victory of recent Pakistan in the T20 cricket world cup match.
As per reports and videos circulated on social media, several people have been seen raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the cricket match. Moreover, activists of Bajrang Dal and other social bodies staged separate protests in Jammu and Samba districts demanding action against those who raised Pro Pakistan slogans.
Official sources said that seven persons were detained on Monday in Samba district after their video of celebrating Pakistan victory went viral on social media last night.
“An FIR has been lodged against the miscreants who reportedly raised pro Pakistan slogans at village Chak Manga Gujjaran in favour of victory of Pakistan after T20 cricket match”, DC Samba Anuradha Gupta told The News Now.
As per the reports, the Kashmir administration has also taken cognizance against the similar celebrations by raising pro Pakistan slogans and bursting crackers.
The alleged video of medicos shouting pro-Pakistan slogans had gone viral on social, here. Another video of cracker explosion in district Pulwama had also gone viral on social media.
Sources added that the police and civil administration in Kashmir is mulling stern action those who were involved in raising pro-Pakistan slogans. “ We are identifying people and verifying videos, stern action will be take, he said.
Meanwhile, in reaction against pro-Pakistan slogans, several protests and demonstrations were also held in district Samba and district Jammu while the Chamber of Commerce, Jammu also condemned the incidents.
Anti Pakistan protest was carried out by some local people of Samba led by Ravinder Singh Sambyal in front of the DPO office Nandani Hills Samba.
During the protest, they demanded that culprits who raised pro-Pakistan slogans should be booked under PSA without any delay. The protestors also appealed to SSP Samba to take into the custody of the miscreants who raised Pro-Pak slogans and disturb the peace of district Samba and UT J&K also
A similar protest was also held in Jammu by the activist of Bajrang Dal who demanded stern action against the miscreants.
The activists said that the pro-Pakistan slogans were also raised in Janipur and those who did this should be booked under the appropriate section.
Seeks action against anti-national elements celebrating Pak victory in T-20 cricket match Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCI), Jammu, have expressed concern.
President Arun Gupta along with the office bearers condemned the celebration of Pakistan’s victory in the T-20 cricket match held between India and Pakistan in several parts of Kashmir and Jammu region.
He appealed to the government to look into the matter and take stern action against such anti-national elements who were trying to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, a scuffle broke out between a group of Kashmiri students and those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an engineering institute in Punjab's Sangrur district following the T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan, police said on Monday.
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah said he was distressed to hear about the alleged physical assault of some Kashmiri students and urged Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to look into the matter.
The incident took place after some slogans were raised after the match on Sunday night, police said.
The Kashmiri students and the students from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were watching the match on television in their respective rooms at the Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology in Sangrur.
The Kashmiri students allegedly cheered for Pakistan and raised some slogans, which did not go well with the students from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
Heated exchanges took place between the two sides after the match, which was won by Pakistan.
A video clip surfaced on social media platforms purportedly showing a Kashmiri student alleging that some students from Uttar Pradesh barged into their room and assaulted them.
"We were watching the match and some students from Uttar Pradesh forcibly came inside. We are here to study. We are also Indians," the student said while showing the damage to his room.
He also alleged that the security guards allowed the students from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to barge into their room.
Police later said the issue has been resolved between both sides and they have tendered apologies. No complaint has been filed in the matter, they added.
In a tweet, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Abdullah said, "It is distressing to hear about the incidents of physical & verbal assault against some Kashmiri students in a college in Punjab last night. I request @CHARANJITCHANNI ji to direct @PunjabPoliceInd to look in to this & also to reassure the students studying in Punjab."
Jammu and Kashmir Students' Association spokesperson Nasir Khuehami urged the Punjab chief minister to take action in the matter and ensure security to the Kashmiris studying and working in the state.
He alleged that the Kashmiri students were thrashed by the students from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Their rooms were vandalised and belongings damaged, Khuehami alleged in a statement.
Meanwhile, some members of the Punjab Youth Congress met the Kashmiri students.
"Important to give them a shoulder and assurance of safety, our DYC president Gobinder and DYC Incharge Deep Tiwana on direction of @IYCPunjab president @brinderdhillon met them and assured them of all support as this is very much their home, even if away from native place," the Punjab Youth Congress said in a tweet.


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