Calling as anti-national act, Lawyers refuse to defend youth for cheering Pak
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 26-Jun-2017

Haridwar, June 26: The Lawyers in Laksar, Roorkee have refused to take up the case to defend in court a youth, who was arrested for cheering for Pakistan after their Champions Trophy win. Calling his act as anti-national, Laksar Advocates' Association boycotted the youth.

Laksar Advocates' Association president Swatantra Kumar, while announcing the decision taken at a meeting, said, "Shadab Hasan's act was anti-national, therefore all the lawyers in the town have decided that they will not appear on his behalf in court."

State Police arrested and booked Shadab, dry cleaning shop owner in Laksar, under section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups) of the Indian Penal Code. He was produced before the additional chief judicial magistrate, who sent him to 14 days judicial custody.

Earlier, National Commission for Minorities chairman Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi said that Indians who support Pakistan and celebrate their sporting achievements should go cross the border.

Madhya Pradesh cops in Burhanpur arrested 15 people for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and celebrating Pakistan's win in final against India on 18th June. The similar case was reported also from Kerala where 23 persons were charged on a complaint by a BJP leader.

Meanwhile, India had lost to Pak by 180 runs in the final match of the Champions Trophy 2017. After the loss at the hands of Pakistan in the Champions Trophy 2017 finals, Indian team had to face abusive comments from the Pakistani fans.