Kashmir students face terror law for cheering Pakistan win
Police in Kashmir are investigating students and staff at two medical colleges under an anti-terror law for celebrating India’s loss to archrival Pakistan in a T20 World Cup cricket game, officials said Tuesday.
Police said some students and staff at the government-run colleges cheered and shouted pro-Pakistan slogans during the match Sunday night, calling it an “anti-national” activity.
Pakistan beat India by 10 wickets for its first-ever victory against its archrival in a T20 World Cup game in Dubai.
A police spokesman said authorities on Monday registered preliminary investigations at two police stations in the city of Srinagar under the anti-terror law, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Police said the suspects were yet to be identified and officers were using videos of the celebrations on social media in an attempt to name them.