J&K: College students booked for ‘celebrating Pakistan’s T20 WC win’

The SKIMS medical students were booked under Section 13 of UAPA along with Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code. On the other hand, students and staff members at GMC have been booked under the same sections.

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New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Police have booked individuals including students and wardens under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) from two medical colleges in Kashmir for allegedly raising anti-national slogans and celebrating Pakistan’s cricket team victory in the recent T20 World Cup against India on Sunday.

According to the police reports, people from hostels of Government Medical College (GMC) in Karan Nagar and Sher-E-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Soura danced, burst crackers/fireworks and raised anti-national slogans after Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets.

The SKIMS medical students were booked under Section 13 of UAPA along with Section 505 of the Indian Penal Code.

On the other hand, students and staff members at GMC have been booked under the same sections.

The accused are yet to be identified as no one has been named in the FIRs, Police stated.

“There are videos that have surfaced in which people are dancing, bursting crackers and celebrating Pakistan’s victory and raising anti-India slogans, and hurting sentiments. We have registered two cases and have begun the probe. The accused will be identified and named in the due course as investigation progresses” sources stated.

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