Lucknow: Following a series of arrests from different parts of the country for cheering Pakistan's recent T20 win against India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is reported to have said that those who celebrate Pakistan's victory will face sedition charges.
Yogi is said to have made this remark while giving an interview to a Hindi publication. Yesterday, three engineering students from Kashmir were detained with sedition charges on them for allegedly raising anti-national slogans in Agra following Pakistan's win.
While the Raja Balwant Singh Engineering College called the incident of Kashmiri students raising anti-national slogan condemnable, the Administration is firm on its decision to shut the college until the police take action against those who forcibly entered the college demanding the arrest of the Kashmiri students.
The three students, who were rusticated from the college, have been booked under IPC Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) and 505 (1)(B) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public, or to any section of the public), and 66-F of the Information Technology Act for allegedly sending WhatsApp messages "against the country" after Sunday's match.
So far, the UP police have booked a total of seven people across five districts for allegedly raising Pro-Pak slogans or celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in the T20 Cricket World Cup.