NEW DELHI – Indian government has arrested 20 people from different parts of the country fo cheering and celebrating Pakistan’s memorable win over India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final.
According to India Today reports, five men were arrested in India’s Bikaner district for celebrating Pakistan’s triumph.
According to the report, five Muslim youngsters including Imran, Sanjay Khan, Tanveer, Shoaib and Wasim were arrested for celebrating Pakistan’s victory by “dancing on the beats of dhol and chanting slogans in Pakistan’s favour.”
The action was taken on a complaint from Hindu extremist organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which demanded stern action against the individuals.
In a separate but similar incident, 15 other Muslims were arrested from Madhya Pradesh on charges of sedition, Hindustan Times reported.
According to Station Incharge Sanjay Phatak from Shahpur, these men have been arrested under IPC Section 120 B, Section 124 A.
Section 124, A, is a law of sedition under which any individual who by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or dislikeness to the Government established by law in India, shall be punished.
If found guilty, the sentence can be a fine or imprisonment for up to three years.
“Under section 124A, it is clearly mentioned that whoever tries to the contempt that nation’s dignity, action will be taken against such a person,” said Phatak.