SRINAGAR, October 26, 2021: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case against the medical students for celebrating the victory of Pakistan. In the India-Pakistan T20 match on Sunday, Pakistan defeated India by a huge margin of 10 wickets and some medical students rejoiced on this victory.
The case has been registered against the students of Government Medical College, Karan Nagar and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Shoura, Srinagar. Both these college students are accused of raising pro-Pakistan slogans during the T20 World Cup match on Sunday.
Kashmir IGP Vijay Kumar said that “a case has been registered against some medical students of GMC and SKIMS for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory against India in T20 World Cup match.”
The police said that the incidents took place in the hostels of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Soura and Government Medical College (GMC) in Karan Nagar.
After India’s massive defeat in the T20 World Cup, people from both these institutions reportedly “burned firecrackers, danced and raised anti-India slogans”. The students have also been charged under IPC section 505 (statements causing public mischief).
A senior J&K Police official said, “FIR has been registered at Soura and Karan Nagar police stations in Srinagar city under Section 13 of UAPA and Section 505 of IPC. Investigation is currently underway. We are going through the matter. Let’s set an example.”
The officer further said that the police is investigating several videos that have surfaced on social media, some of which have been found to be old.
However, the accused are yet to be identified in the FIR and no arrest has been made in this case so far.
The union’s national spokesman, Nasser Khuehami, said in a statement that the charges against the students under the UAPA are harsh punishments, which will ruin their future and “put them in further isolation.” “We are not justifying his act, but it will end his career. These allegations will have a serious impact on the academic life and future career of the students.
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused the central government of taking retaliatory action against Kashmiri youth, saying cases against some students were held here to celebrate Pakistan’s victory over India in a T20 International cricket match. Steps like registering will further ‘away’ those youths. .
Two cases under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) have been registered against medical students residing in the hostels of Government Medical College and SKIMS Soura. Responding to this, the PDP president said that the Center should have instead tried to find out why educated youth associate their identity with Pakistan.
Earlier, Kashmiri students studying at Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sangrur, a private educational institution in Punjab, were assaulted after Pakistan’s victory. They were threatened and their hostel rooms ransacked. The video of this incident became very viral on social media.
After which Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police Swapan Sharma had said that the matter has been resolved. “Both sides have apologized to the police and the college authorities today (Monday) morning.” (PTK)