A man in India’s Uttar Pradesh state got a First Information Report (FIR) registered against his wife and in-laws for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup match held on October 24.
“An FIR has been registered after a case of making fun of the Indian cricket team came to our notice on the basis of a complaint made by a man,” Hindustan Times quoted Rampur’s Superintendent of Police as saying on Monday.
According to complainant Ishan Miya, resident of Azim Nagar area, Rabia Shamsi and her family burst crackers and put up WhatsApp status to celebrate green-shirts’ victory over the arch-rivals.
Subsequently, an FIR was registered at the Ganj Police Station under Section 153-A of Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.
“The husband and wife started living separately soon after the marriage. The wife lives with her family and has filed a dowry case against the husband,” it added, suggesting that the complainant may have acted out of a personal feud.—Agencies