J&K Police Register FIR Against Kashmiri Students Under UAPA, IPC For Anti-India Slogans During T20 World Cup Match

by Swarajya Staff - Oct 26, 2021 01:32 PM +05:30 IST
J&K Police Register FIR Against Kashmiri Students Under UAPA, IPC For Anti-India Slogans During T20 World Cup MatchPic Via Twitter

After the videos showing students of two medical colleges in Kashmir's Srinagar celebrating the victory of Pakistan in the T20 World cup went viral, the Jammu and Kashmir police have registered two separate FIRs under various sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Indian Penal Code (IPC) in connection to the videos.

In the videos, that went viral on social media, students in the hostels of Government Medical College (GMC) and the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar can be allegedly seen celebrating the victory of Pakistan's cricket team by shouting pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans on Sunday (24 October) night.

The J&K police is investigating the role of hostel wardens and the students visible in the celebratory videos.

The police is also questioning the staff of these colleges to identify the students who indulged in such activities on the campus on Sunday night.

The FIRs have been lodged at the Karan Nagar and Soura police stations.

“The FIRs have been registered in Soura and Karan Nagar Police Stations of Srinagar city under sections 13 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. Our probe is currently underway. We will set an example through this case,” a senior officer of J&K Police was quoted by News18 as saying.

According to the reports, the police officials are going through all the videos that surfaced on social media.

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