College students, staff booked under anti-terror law in IIOJK
Observer Report Srinagar
Police in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) have registered two separate cases against the staff and students of two medical colleges under a harsh anti-terror law for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory against the Indian side in the T20 World Cup match, it emerged on Tuesday.
According to a report by Kashmir Media Service, one of the first information reports (FIRs) — registered at Soura police station in occupied Kashmir — stated: “During [the] intervening night of October 24 and October 25, after Pakistan win T20 cricket match, students pursuing MBBS and other degrees residing in the unmarried hostel of SKIMS (Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences), Soura raised slogans and burst firecrackers”.
The report said that another case was registered at a police station in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area, stating that students residing in Government Medical College “were crying and dancing […] after Pakistan won the World Cup T20 match against India”.
The report added that both the cases were registered under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and Sections 105-A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Vijay Kumar, the police chief in occupied Kashmir, confirmed the registration of the FIRs to Indian news agency ANI.