Police arrests four Kashmiri cricketers for respecting Pakistani national anthem
09 January, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Jason Torres
Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested three local cricket players after a video surfaced on Facebook that showed the Pakistan national anthem playing during a cricket match in Bandipore. A police official said that the accused have been arrested in this case. The arrests came in after a video showing them in Pakistan team's jersey with Pakistan's national anthem playing in the background, went viral on the social media.
Local news portals reported that the incident took place at the finals of a local cricket tournament in Arin, Bandipora between MCC, Gondipora and Dardpora Cricket Club.
The video which was shared on January 3 has taken the internet by storm, following which the local police started investigating the case. The players are standing in two lines, the players of one team wore green jerseys and one is in white.
NDTV reports that the boys were let off after speaking to their parents while the police are still on the lookout for the organisers of the match.
Senior Superintendent of Police of Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad told Greater Kashmir that the police had held a "counseling session" in the village.
In April a year ago, police had detained local cricketers in Ganderbal area for donning Pakistan uniform and playing its national anthem.
Police confirmed that they have booked the two teams but did not give details about the number of people who were arrested or the identity of the teams.
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