Indian Cricketers Arrested for Honoring Pakistani Anthem in Kashmir

Indian Cricketers Arrested for Honoring Pakistani Anthem in Kashmir

Indian Cricketers Arrested for Honoring Pakistani Anthem in Kashmir

According to media reports, after watching a video being viral on social media, the police filed a case against the players and arrested four out of them.

"There were some mischievous elements who created this problem, it is a far flung area and I think people were made to do this under pressure, police is now after the cricketers and this has also come in the media, but I don't think cricketers had any bad intentions", said Mr Majeed.

"There was a local cricket tournament going on at Arin and it was the final match of the tournament", a source told the Indian Express.

The stadium where the incident took place is a local ground situated among hillocks.

They have identified the place where the match was conducted as a sports field in Arin Bandipora district. The local police immediately swung into action and registered a case against the two teams under section 13 of RPC. Police later lodged an FIR against organisers and many were detained for questioning.

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"We have registered a case and are now investigating the incident", SSP Bandipora, Sheikh Zulfikar Azad said.

This is not the first time that such incidents have happened in India. The players can be seen standing with their heads bowed as the Pakistani national anthem played in the background over the loudspeakers.

In this viral video, the players of both teams appeared to be taking part in national anthem.

Over the last two years, there have been several instances when the Pakistan national anthem was played during cricket matches in the Valley. The team dressed in green also have their right hands on their chest as the Pakistan's national anthem is being played in the background.

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