Sedition case filed against 11 Indian youth for wearing Pakistani flag T Shirts

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Sedition case filed against 11 Indian youth for wearing Pakistani flag T Shirts

NEW DELHI - A sedition case has been registered against 11 youths in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district after a photo emerged on social media purportedly showing them wearing shirts made out of the Pakistan flag, police said Wednesday.

Superintendent of Police (Dhanbad-Rural) Aman Kumar said five of the youths, suspected to have figured in the group photo, had been arrested on Wednesday.

The police refused to share details of those arrested.

The district administration imposed Section 144 at Baidpur village on Tuesday evening after tension prevailed over the purported photo showing the youths wearing the shirts made out of the Pakistan flag, Kumar said.

The SP said the situation was under control now.

The residents of Nirsa block saw the group photo of some local youths on social media, the SP said.

They surrounded the houses of the 11 youths and vandalised them on Tuesday evening, the officer said, adding police used batons to control the situation.