Teacher arrested, 3 students booked for celebrating Pak win

New Delhi, Oct 27:
A private school teacher in Rajasthan’s Udaipur was arrested today while three engineering students from Kashmir were booked in Agra in Uttar Pradesh for posting objectionable messages on WhatsApp celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup cricket match three days ago.
Nafeesa Attari, a teacher who was sacked by at Neerja Modi School Udaipur management for posting a celebratory WhatsApp status, was arrested today morning, according to SHO of Amba Mata police station Narpat Singh. He said that the teacher has been arrested under IPC section 153 (B) (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration).
Attari had put out a picture of Pakistani players with the caption, ”Jeeeet gayeeee, We wonnn”. After screenshots of her WhatsApp status went viral on social media, the school management terminated her and a case was registered against her.
The teacher had released a video statement apologising for the post, and saying she did not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiment. ”Someone messaged me and asked whether ‘you support Pakistan’. As the message had emojis and it was an environment of fun, I replied ‘Yes’. But, it doesn’t mean anywhere that I support Pakistan. I am an Indian and I love India. I love India as much as everyone else does,” Attari said in her video message.
She further said, ”As soon as I realised that I have made a mistake, I deleted the status message. I am sorry if I have hurt anybody’s sentiments.”
In Uttar Pradesh, an FIR has been registered at the Jagdishpura police station in Agra against three Kashmiri students from Raja Balwant Singh Management Technical Campus who were earlier suspended by the college and a police complaint filed against them by local BJP leaders.
They have been booked under IPC Section 153 A (promoting enmity between different groups), 505 (1)(B) (with intent to cause, or which is likely to cause, fear or alarm to the public) and Section 66 F of the Information Technology Act, police said.
Dr Pankaj Gupta, Director of Administration and Finance at the institute, had said on Tuesday that the students were suspended with immediate effect. ”The students were studying under the Prime Minister Super Special Scheme. We have also apprised the PM office and AICTE of the students’ act. However, students have apologised,” Gupta had said. (Agenices)