4 cricketers arrested in Jammu & Kashmir

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.

The arrest came after a Video went Viral on Social Media showing players standing in line while playing Pakistan National Anthem before the start of match.

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.

An FIR under Section 13 of the unlawful activities has been registered.

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.

Police had arrested some of the boys then but they were let off after assurances from the parents.