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This is bizarre to take action against medical students for cheering in cricket says Mehbooba

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By: Muzamil Bhat CK


Former Chief Minister and PDP President Mehbooba Mufti in a series of tweets has expressed surprise over the slapping of UAPA against the medical students of Srinagar for cheering the Pakistani team.

She said that such punitive actions will only alienate the Kashmiri youth and has exposed the latest claims of Union Home Minister Amit Shah that he wants to directly engage with youth of Kashmir.

Is this the engagement with youth of Kashmir by slapping them with UAPA on the charges of cheering their own favorite cricket player?

In series of tweets she said, “HMs Mann ki baat with Kashmiri youth started with slapping UAPA against medical students for celebrating Pakistan’s win. Instead of trying to ascertain why educated youth choose to identify with Pakistan, GOI resorting to vindictive actions. Such steps will alienate them further”.

“Why such anger against Kashmiris for celebrating Pak’s win? Some are even chanting murderous slogans- desh ke gadaaron ko goli maaro/calling to shoot traitors. One hasnt forgotten how many celebrated by distributing sweets when J&K was dismembered & stripped of special status”.

“Lets agree to disagree & take it in the right spirit like Virat Kohli who was the first to congratulate the Pakistani cricket team”.

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