Three engineering students from Jammu and Kashmir studying at a private college in Hubballi district of Karnataka were arrested on Saturday on charges of sedition for uploading a ‘pro-Pakistan’ video on a messaging app on Friday.
Police said, according to preliminary information, the students are from Shopianin Kashmir and action has been taken on the basis of a complaint from the college management.
“We received information that three students hailing from Kashmir studying at the KLE Institute of Technology had raised slogans supporting Pakistan. They had made a video about it which has gone viral. Immediately our team headed by Inspector Gokul Road station went to the spot and arrested them,” Hubli-Dharwad Police Commissioner R Dileep said.
A right-wing activist, who claimed allegiance to Bajrang Dal, tried to manhandle one of the students when they were being produced in the court. However, police officers promptly handled the situation.
The FIR has been lodged under IPC sections relating to sedition and affecting communal harmony, Dileep said.