Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered a case against people celebrating the victory of Pakistan against India in the T20 World Cup 2021 match at the Soura police station in Srinagar.
On Sunday, India suffered a humiliating defeat against Pakistan by 10 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
This was Pakistan’s first victory against their neighbours in any of the World Cup matches (T20Is and ODIs).
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There were reports around from India that people were celebrating the win of Pakistan by bursting crackers.
According to a report by India Today, police claimed that “doctors residing in the hostel of SKIMS (Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences) in Soura raised slogans and burst firecrackers” to celebrate Pakistan’s win.
The accused have been booked under Sections 105 (A) and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
“We have registered two FIRs in the case. Several videos of celebrations are doing the rounds since the Indo-Pak match. But most are old as 2017. But a new video of a government medical college has also emerged. We have registered an FIR and action will be taken,” DG Dilbagh Singh was quoted as saying as per the report.
Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir condemn bursting of firecrackers
Former Indian cricketers like Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir rebuked against the bursting of firecrackers in India.
“Firecrackers are banned during Diwali but yesterday in parts of India there were firecrackers to celebrate Pakistan ‘s victory. Achha they must have been celebrating victory of cricket. Toh , what’s the harm in fireworks on Diwali. Hypocrisy kyun ,Saara gyaan tab hi yaad aata hai,” Sehwag tweeted.
“Those bursting crackers on Pak winning can’t be Indian! We stand by our boys! #Shameful” Gambhir tweeted.
Indian players including Mohammed Shami faced social media abuse after India’s loss and many former Indian players came in support of the Indian pacer.