Bengaluru: During Friday’s Australia vs Pakistan World Cup match in Bengaluru, a Pakistani man was prevented from chanting “Pakistan Zindabad” by a policeman. The incident, captured in widely circulated online footage, depicts the man attempting to persuade the officer to let him cheer for his team, similar to how Indian fans chant “Bharat Mata ki jai.” The policeman, however, insisted, “Bharat Mata ki jai is good, but no Pakistan Zindabad.”
In the video, the fan argued that visitors from Pakistan would naturally express support for their nation. He questioned why he couldn’t do the same. Despite the fan’s reasoning, the policeman remained firm in his stance and declined to repeat his instructions for the camera, seemingly unaware that he was already being recorded.
The interaction has sparked widespread debate on social media, with opinions divided on the incident. The video has garnered over half a million views on the microblogging platform X, highlighting the intensity of the online discussion surrounding the incident.
— Arsalan Naseer – CBA (@ArslanNaseerCBA) October 20, 2023