India books Kashmiri students for ‘dancing’ over Pakistan’s T20 victory

Authorities registered two separate criminal cases on directives of the ruling BJP party, reports KMS


News Desk October 26, 2021
PHOTO: KASHMIR MEDIA SERVICE

Police in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) have booked medical college students under the draconian anti-terror law for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s historic victory against India in the T20 World Cup last Sunday.

The Kashmir Media Services (KMS) reported on Tuesday that authorities registered two separate criminal cases on directives of the ruling BJP party.

One of the cases registered at IIOJK’s Soura police station said: “During the intervening night of 24 and 25 October 2021 after Pakistan win T20 cricket match, students pursuing MBBS and other degrees residing in the un-married hostel of SKIMS Soura raised slogans and burst firecrackers.”

The Indian police have also filed a first information report (FIR) at the police station Karan Nagar against the students residing at the GMC hostel, “who were crying and dancing last night after Pakistan won the World Cup T20 match against India”.

Also read: Blaming Shami for WC drubbing unmasks India's rising Islamophobia

Following Pakistan’s emphatic win over its archrival, many Indians took to different social media platforms to vent out their anger on India’s ace pacer Mohammad Shami, a Muslim who went for 43 runs in 3.5 overs without taking any wicket.

He bowled the 18th over of the match where we went for 17 runs as he was smashed around the park by Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, sealing the deal for the Green Shirts.

However, even before the start of the over, the match was more or less lost by India as Pakistan only needed 17 runs off 18 balls. But, this didn't stop Indians from going after the Muslim bowler as many started to question his "loyalty".

"Bloody Pakistani in team India," said one user under Shami's Instagram post.

"A Muslim sided with Pakistan... How much money did you get," another wrote.

In a similar occurrence, a teacher working in a private school in India’s Rajasthan was expelled from her job after she expressed joy over Pakistan's victory against India in Sunday's T20 match, reported India Today.

The teacher, Nafeesa Attari, was working at the Neerja Modi School in Rajasthan's Udaipur. She had put up a status on WhatsApp expressing her joy at India's loss against Pakistan.

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