Celebrating Pakistan’s T20 cricket victory over India will not be tolerated: Yogi Adityanath
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an interview on Sunday made it clear that his government would “not tolerate” people who stand in support of the “enemy country” and praise it.
He further said, “Win and loss are part of the game. But if you start raising slogans in support of an enemy country then it won’t be tolerated”. It will come under the category of `desh droh‘ (treason) and we will take strict action against them.” He said that he is not against praising a particular player who performs well.
Earlier, the chief minister said in an interview to a news publication on Wednesday, “sedition law will be invoked against those celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a T20 match on October 24.”
The link to the interview is posted on the official Twitter handle of Yogi Adityanath’s office.
भारत में रहकर, भारत की धरती का अन्न खाकर अगर पाकिस्तान का गुणगान करोगे तो फिर उसी लायक बना देंगे, जिस लायक भारतीय सेना उन लोगों को बनाती है। pic.twitter.com/dxS63XPEV2
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) October 31, 2021
Uttar Pradesh Police has booked 7 people in 5 districts for raising pro-Pakistan slogans after the Indian cricket team lost to Pakistan on Sunday, October 24, 2021, in the T20 World Cup match. Sedition charges have been invoked against them.
3 people are booked in Agra and 3 in Bareilly and 1 in Lucknow. 3 are arrested in Agra on allegations of raising pro-Pakistan slogans after India lost to Pakistan and raising anti-India slogans. One in Bareilly is accused of putting up a pro-Pakistan status on his WhatsApp and indulging in abusive behaviour and giving threats. Another from Bareilly is accused of using abuses against the Indian cricket team and praising the Pakistan team in his WhatsApp status.
Third-person from Bareilly is accused of putting up the Pakistan flag as his Facebook cover picture and posting other pro-Pakistan messages on the social media giant. One from Lucknow is arrested for putting a pro-Pakistan status on WhatsApp.
SP City Agra said, “Incident came to light that after the match, anti-national remarks were made. We received a complaint & an FIR was lodged. They were arrested after a probe.”
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