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23 more booked in India for celebrating Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph

KERALA: In continuation of apparent intolerance on part of the Indian authorities after their team’s drubbing in the Champions Trophy final, Twenty-three people, who allegedly celebrated Pakistan’s victory over India, have been booked on various charges, including rioting and unlawful assembly.

Cases have been registered against Razaq, Masood, Siraj and 20 others of Kumbadaje panchayat on a complaint from a local BJP leader Rajesh Shetty, they said.

This comes a day after 15 people were arrested and charged with sedition in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory.

In Kerala, police said, the group allegedly burst crackers and raised slogans in support of the Pakistani cricket team, which crushed India by 180 runs in the final at London on June 18 and lifted the coveted trophy.

Police said cases for offences, including punishment for unlawful assembly, rioting and negligent conduct with respect to explosive substances under the Indian Penal Code, had been registered against the 23 people.

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