Not Indian DNA: Anij Vij's barb against Mufti

DNA of those who burst crackers in India after Pakistan's win in T20 WC is not Indian: Anil Vij

The senior BJP leader’s comments come amid media reports of anger against Kashmiris for celebrating the neighbouring country's victory

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij. Credit: Facebook/anilvijambala

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Tuesday said the DNA of those who burst firecrackers in the country if Pakistan wins a cricket match against India cannot be Indian.

He also said that one needs to be careful of “traitors” hiding in one’s own country.

“The DNA of those who burst firecrackers in India on Pakistan winning a cricket match cannot be Indian. Be careful of the traitors hiding in our own house,” Vij tweeted in Hindi.

The senior BJP leader’s comments come amid media reports of some Kashmiri students allegedly cheering for Pakistan and raising objectionable slogans.

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He appeared to be responding to a tweet by PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti, who questioned the anger directed towards Kashmiris for celebrating Pakistan's win.

"Why such anger against Kashmiris for celebrating Pak’s win? Some are even chanting murderous slogans- desh ke gadaaron ko goli maaro/calling to shoot traitors. One hasnt forgotten how many celebrated by distributing sweets when J&K was dismembered & stripped of special status," she had tweeted.

Pakistan had registered a 10-wicket victory over India in the ICC T20 World Cup tie in Dubai on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police registered two cases against medical students in Srinagar under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for celebrating Pakistan's victory over India in the T20 international cricket match, officials said on Tuesday.

Six people were also detained in Sambha district after a video purportedly showing objectionable slogans being raised by a group of persons following the match went viral on social media, police said.

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