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Three persons arrested for raising ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans in Noida

Oct 20, 2021 11:40 PM IST

The arrests came after a video clip of the procession, in which people could be heard raising pro-Pakistan slogans, surfaced on social media on Wednesday, the Gautam Budh Nagar police said

Three persons were arrested on Wednesday for allegedly raising “Pakistan zindabad” slogans during a religious procession in Noida’s Sector 8 on Tuesday night, on the occasion of Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary. The arrests came after a video clip of the procession, in which people could be heard raising pro-Pakistan slogans, surfaced on social media on Wednesday, the Gautam Budh Nagar police said.

Police launched a probe after a purported 13-second video of the procession was widely shared on social media. (Sourced)
Police launched a probe after a purported 13-second video of the procession was widely shared on social media. (Sourced)

Police identified the arrested suspects as Mohammad Zafar, Sameer Ali and Ali Raza, all residents of Sector 8.

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According to the police, they launched a probe after a purported 13-second video of the procession was widely shared on social media, in which a few people could be seen and heard raising pro-Pakistan slogans. The video clip also purportedly showed a group of people holding aloft some flags, including the tricolour, and marching with the rest of the crowd.

Rajesh S, deputy commissioner of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, said the incident took place in Noida’s Sector 8. “In the video, a few people can be seen and heard chanting both ”Hindustan zindabad” and ”Pakistan zindabad”,” the DCP said.

Soon after the clip surfaced, members of a few right-wing organisations on Wednesday protested at the Sector 20 police station demanding action against the people who took part in the procession.

Uma Nandan Kaushik, zonal head, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Noida, said, “Some people raised “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans during the procession. There were also some sensible people in the procession who stopped the group from raising this slogan. Someone captured the incident on mobile phone and shared the video with us. We then informed the police and demanded action against them,” he said.

Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qasmi, imam of Jama Masjid in Noida’s Sector 8, said the procession had no connection with the mosque or its organising committee. “We were not part of the procession. We came to know that some people had organised the procession, which also had the permission of the police and the district administration. We do not know what happened in the procession,” he said.

The police said the organisers had permission from them to take out the procession. “We took suo motu cognisance of the viral video and registered a case under Section 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence) at the Sector 20 police station. We have sent the video to an expert team for further investigation, although, prima facie, it appears that the video is genuine. We scanned the video and arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the sloganeering,” the DCP said.

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