Kashmiri cricketers arrested for playing Pakistan anthem in Bandipora

Four cricketers have been arrested in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, after a video purportedly showing Pakistan anthem being played before the start of the cricket match, went viral on social media.

As seen in the video, players from both the teams line up before the start of the final match of a tourney in Arin area of the district, while Pak anthem plays in the background.

Reports said that Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested four players.

SSP Bandipora, Zulfiqar Azad, told the Kashmir Wire: “We have made arrests in this regard.”

Reportedly the police is looking for the organisers and other players involved in the incident.

Police has lodged an FIR under section 13 of the unlawful activities. (With inputs from Kashmir Wire)

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