After the fourth T20I between India and Australia, two people have been arrested in Bengaluru for raising the 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogan. In the capital city of Karnataka state, the Mockaholic Pub in the 1st Phase, J P Nagar organized a screening of the match. This has been a standard practice in a lot of public places to do such a thing over the years.
Meanwhile, after the Men In Blue won by 20 runs to seal the series 3-1, a few fans chanted 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' to celebrate the win. For some reason, this led to a verbal spat as some people objected to the slogans. In reply, two men identified as Inayath, 28, and Syed Mubarak, 25, chanted 'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans. Apart from them, two others did the same but managed to flee.
J P Nagar police have registered a case under sections 153 (a) (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc.) and 505(2) (make the publication and circulation of content which may cause ill-will or hatred between different groups an offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as reported by The Indian Express.
Notably, two Pakistani fans were arrested for the same during the Pakistan vs Australia match in the ODI World Cup 2023 in October this year. In that game, the Green Brigade lost by more than 60 runs. While the Aussies won the tournament, the Asian side failed to qualify for the playoffs