INTERNATIONAL: Pakistan cricket fan faces 10-year jail term for hoisting India flag

By iNews Guyana

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fan-300x167INEWSGUYANA – A Pakistani die-hard fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli is facing up to 10 years imprisonment after being arrested for hoisting the Indian tri-colour atop his home in Punjab Province which he had done to show his love for the cricketer.

22-year-old Umar Draz, a tailor by profession from Okara district of Punjab province, was on Wednesday produced before a district court that sent him to jail on judicial remand.

Draz was arrested on January 26 when India beat Australia in a T20 match in which Kohli scored 90 runs. Police raided Draz home on a complaint that he hoisted the Indian flag on the rooftop of his house.

Police registered a case under section 123-A of Pakistan Penal Code and 16 Maintenance of Public Order against him.

The section 123-A (acts of damaging the sovereignty of the country) carries maximum punishment of 10 years in jail or fine or both.

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7 comments

  1. They are all Indians together. Pakistanis are Indians by race and ethnicity. Their nationality is Pakistani but their race in Indian. Pakistan was once part of India. it was carved out of India's ribs. They need to stop this nonsense and face the truth about who they are.

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  2. I was planning to visit on Holiday there in a couple of years, but flashing a foreign Passport may have the same effect; sssoooohhhhh, I think I'll fly past, sight see from the air.

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  3. Pure madness. That part of the world is very strange and inhumane in their behaviour and attitudes.

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  4. wouldn't it be great if the Indians did the same thing with the Pakistani flag............what a black eye that would be for the politicians.

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  5. FIREBALLS. WHISKY WITH CINNAMON.

    uncivilized bull

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  6. This is absurd.

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