The Assam Tribune
Cases against J-K students for celebrating Pak!s win
SRINAGAR, Oct 26: The Jammu and Kashmir Police has registered two cases against medical students here under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for celebrating Pakistan#s victory over India in a T20 international cricket match, officials said on Tuesday.
The cases have been registered against the students living in hostels at the Government Medical College in Karan Nagar here and SKIMS Soura, the officials said.
The two cases under the UAPA have been registered in Karan Nagar and Soura Police stations respectively, they said.
Videos of the celebrations of Pakistan#s victory against arch-rivals India at many places in the valley went viral on social media. The match took place on Sunday in Dubai. At many places, fire crackers were also burst following Pakistan#s victory.
The J-K Students# Association has, meanwhile, urged Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to withdraw the UAPA charges on humanitarian grounds.
In a statement, national spokesperson of the Association, Nasir Khuehami, said the UAPA charges against students is a harsh punishment which will ruin their future and !will further alienate them".
Meanwhile, a private school teacher in Rajasthan#s Udaipur was sacked and a case registered against her after she posted a celebratory WhatsApp status following Pakistan#s victory over India on Sunday, a report from Jaipur stated.
Nafeesa Attari, a teacher at Neerja Modi School of Udaipur, had put out a picture of Pakistani players with the caption, !Jeeeet gayeeee& We wonnn". $ PTI