Srinagar, January 7: Four Kashmiri cricketers were arrested on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Bandipora district for lining up as Pakistan’s national anthem was played before the start of a cricket match. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
After a video went viral showing the players’ conduct in Arin village before the start of the match, police arrested the four. Police said they were looking for the organisers of the match who arranged the shooting of the video. Also Read - IIT-Kharagpur Professor Abuses SC/ST Students For Not Standing up For National Anthem, Outrage Erupts on Twitter | Watch Video
In 2016 too, a video went viral showing local cricketers line up to “salute” Pakistan’s national anthem before the start of a match in Ganderbal district. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
Police had arrested some of the boys then but they were let off after assurances from the parents.