India arrests 20 people for cheering Pakistan victory in CT-17


New Delhi, June 20 (TNS): Celebrations for historic victory still goes even across the border on as twenty men have been arrested in two separate regions of India for celebrating Pakistan’s triumph in Champions Trophy against arch rivals, Indian media reported on Tuesday.

Five men were arrested in India’s Bikaner district for celebrating Pakistan’s triumph, India Today reported.

Imran, Sanjay Khan, Tanveer, Shoaib and Wasim were celebrating Pakistan’s victory by “dancing on the beats of dhol and chanting slogans in Pakistan’s favour”, according to the report.

Police took action on the complaint of right-wing organisation Vishwa Hindu Parishad, which demanded stern action against the individuals. A first information report of the incident has been registered.

“They have been arrested for disturbing peace. They were shouting slogans in favour of Pakistan.” the station hose office (SHO) of the area said.

In a separate incident in Madhya Pradesh, 15 Muslims were arrested Monday and charged with sedition, Hindustan Times reported. The arrests were made following complaints by an individual for cracking firecrackers and chanting slogans in Pakistan’s favour.

India is finding it difficult to recover from the shock defeat against a much lower-ranked Pakistan side which was followed by protests in the country.