10 youth booked under UAPA for playing cricket match

General Official News

Srinagar, September 03, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, police on Thursday booked 10 youth in Shopian district under the draconian law, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for taking part in a cricket tournament held in the memory of a martyred mujahid commander.

The 10 youth include nine local cricketers and brother of the martyred commander, who is believed to be the organiser of the event held in Shopian on Thursday. Officials said the tournament was organised by Syed Tajamul Imran, brother of Syed Ruban, who was a mujahid commander and was martyred Indian troops in January last year.

“Clearly the event was held with an intention to glorify insurgency here,” the officer said. Tajamul, a local activist and coordinator of the Jammu and Kashmir People Association, had issued a press statement earlier in the day, stating that he had distributed 100 cricket uniforms in the “loving memory of his brother”.

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