MEERUT: Two youths, both in their early 20s, were arrested on Saturday for allegedly insulting the national anthem in the Eidgah locality of Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district.
A purported video of the event showing them dancing while the national anthem is being played had gone viral on social media.
Station house officer of Railway Road police station, Sanjay Sharma, said, “Both the accused have been arrested. The investigation is on. He added, “A case has been registered against them under section 2 (Prevention of insults to national honour) of the Flag Code of India.”
Sachin Sirohi, former president of the Hindu Mahasabha, held a protest at the Railway Road police station in connection with the issue.
He told TOI, “One of the accused had uploaded the video on his WhatsApp status. One of my sources thendownloaded and shared the controversial video with me. After we brought the matter to light, the Railway Road police took cognisance of the incident and registered a case against both the accused.”

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