T20 World Cup: Police seek prosecution sanction against 3 IIOJK students under sedition charges

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In India, Agra Police has written to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking permission for prose-cution against the three Kashmiri students, arrested for sedition and other charges after they praised on WhatsApp Pakistan cricket team’s victory over India at the T20 World Cup match in October.

The detained students, meanwhile, have sought a transfer of their case from Agra to Mathura. The three students — Arsheed Yusuf, Inayat Altaf Sheikh and Showkat Ahmed Ganai are currently lodged at the Agra district jail.

Police applied for sanction against the students under section 124-A (sedition) and other sections of the Indian Penal Code, according to Pravindra Kumar Singh, the investigating officer for the case and station house officer of the Jagdishpura police station.—KMS

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