Two cricket teams booked in Bandipora for playing Pak anthem

Two cricket teams booked in Bandipora for playing Pak anthem

Two cricket teams booked in Bandipora for playing Pak anthem

According to media reports, after watching a video being viral on social media, the police filed a case against the players and arrested four out of them. The arrests came in after the video went viral on social media.

The latest incident happened at the finals of a local tournament in Arin, Bandipora.

In the video, two cricket teams - one wearing green and another white - are purportedly seen standing in attention in two lines on either side of the pitch as "Pak Sarzameen" played in the background.

The video which was shared on January 3 has taken the internet by storm, following which the local police started investigating the case.

The place was later identified as a sports field in Arin Bandipora district.

Another police official informed that the two teams have been booked under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Act. "Jammu and Kashmir is India and only Indian anthem will be played here and Indian tricolour unfurled", said BJP legislator Ravinder Raina. Police later lodged an FIR against organisers and many were detained for questioning. Several players were booked for bowing their heads in honour of Pakistan's national anthem, which was played before the start of the match in Bandipora district.

"The anthem was played live on Facebook and it went viral then".

The Kashmiri cricketers, who were seen singing the Pakistan national anthem, were taken to the Ganderbal Police Station, in Jammu and Kashmir. 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.

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