The Assam Tribune

Cases against J-K students for celebratin­g Pak!s win

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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

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