Those who celebrate Pakistan's victory will face sedition charges in India's Uttar Pradesh.
ByFaisal Chughtai | Published date:
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Authorities stated on Thursday that those detained in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state, for celebrating Pakistan's triumph over India might face sedition charges. The announcement came a day after UP police apprehended three college students in Agrah for celebrating and hailing archrival Pakistan's clinical victory over India on social media.
Pakistan crushed India by 10 wickets on Sunday, becoming the first team in World Cup history to defeat a neighboring nation. The decisive victory sparked joy at home and in Muslim-majority Indian-occupied Jammu Kashmir (IOJK).
"Those who celebrate Pakistan's win will face sedition," Yogi Adityanath's office, the chief minister of India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, stated on Twitter, posting a screenshot of a news story.
If proven, the crime carries a maximum punishment of life in prison.
Previously, Adityanath's administration had asked state police to take action based on the facts of each case. Navneet Sehgal, a state information official, said that police would determine the number of charges in each instance when the investigation was completed.
Three students from Occupied Kashmir were detained late Wednesday, said to local police officer Saurabh Singh, on the grounds of inciting hatred between various communities. Six individuals were also held in the captured valley, celebrating Pakistan's victory with firecrackers and Pakistan Zindabad shouts.