Indian Muslims celebrated Pakistan’s victory over their own country in the Champions Trophy final with defiant pro-Pakistan chants and firecrackers.
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A day after the occupied valley of Kashmir echoed with pro-Pakistan chants, the predominantly Muslim localities in other parts of the India also surprisingly cheered the Pakistani team, giving strong tremors across the country and infuriating right-wing supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Celebrations from Indian Muslims, who have long suffered from religious persecution, do not come as a surprise at a time when Hindu ultra-nationalist party is ruling the country. However, this didn’t go well with ‘saffron men’ who have accused Muslims of being traitors.
Indian Muslims bursted crackers to celebrate Pakistan win against India.
Indian Muslims Ki Deshbhakti Dekh Kar Aankhon Se Aansoo A Gaye. 😢😢
— प्रkash (@iPraksy) June 19, 2017
Why Indian Muslims celebrate Pakistan's victory over Indian Cricket team? They don't do the same when Pakistan wins against any other teams!
— Amit Srivastava (@AmiSri) June 19, 2017
— Aryan Singh (@balwan24x7) June 19, 2017
Or maybe you don't want to accept the reality that
Some Indian Muslims celebrate Pakistan win against india https://t.co/rz4MIx8dmH
— Rahul (@Wunderbuoy) June 19, 2017
The ones who celebrate Pak win shud be given one way ticket to Pakistan. They make life hard for the proudly Indian muslims.
— Meow (@generally61) June 19, 2017
While Delhi’s streets went deserted and presented a gloomy picture after the game ended, Muslim localities cheered up apparently both as a protest against the persecution at the hands of Hindu ultranationalists and celebration on the victory.
Is it wrong if Indian Muslims celebrate Pakistan's victory against India?
— Official Poll (@officiallpoll) June 19, 2017
— Prashant Swami (@Prashant_Swami) June 19, 2017
Celebrating the victory of Pakistani team in India can lead to serious charges of sedition and severe punishment. Indian forces in the past have resorted to indiscriminate crackdown on the Kashmiri Muslims for celebrating Pakistan’s victory.