Four cricketers held in IOK for playing Pakistan's anthem before match

09 January, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Cricket teams booked in Kashmir as Pakistan's national anthem played before match

Four Kashmiri cricketers were arrested in Indian Occupied Kashmir over the weekend for playing Pakistan's national anthem before the start of a match, according to reports in Indian media. 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. The arrests came in after the video went viral on social media.

The players, participating in a local cricket match, were detained for questioning from Arin area on Sunday, police said, adding that search was on for other participants of the game.

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

SSP Bandipora, Sheikh Zulfikar Azad told The Economic Times "We have registered the case and investigation is going on". In this case Kashmiri cricketers were detained for wearing the Pakistan Cricket team jersey and singing along with the national anthem. The match was being played between Gondipora and Dardpora Cricket Club.

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The police said they were looking for the tournament organisers and other players involved in the incident.

This is not the first time that cricket matches have led to arrests in Kashmir.

In April 2017, a similar incident was reported from central Ganderbal district, where youths had played the Pakistani national anthem at the start of a local cricket match. The players are standing in two lines, the players of one team wore green jerseys and one is in white.

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