A day after a novelist in Kerala was taken custody based on a complaint by a local BJP youth alleging that the writer’s novel contains paragraphs offending the ‘National Anthem’, an Assam youth was arrested by the local police on Monday for wearing a jersey of Pakistan cricket player, Shahid Afridi.
He was taken to custody after the youth wing of the party had filed a complaint regarding the attire of the youth.
A case was taken against the youth under section 120 (B), 294 of the Indian Penal Code. Police have given version that the youth, a Shahid Afridi fan was arrested for wearing a Pakistan jersey after a complaint by the BJP youth wing of the state.
Last year, a youth was arrested in Pakistan for going public with his show of Virat Kohli love. The youth was arrested after he cheered for India and raising an Indian flag atop his house. He was arrested and let on bail for the offense.