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HENB | Delhi | 16 Feb 2015:: Members of Hindu society and Muslim community clashed in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh after India defeated Pakistan in an ICC World Cup 2015 group match in Adelaide, police said Monday.
Cricket supporters from Ballia Muslim community were angry after some Indian cricket team fans mostly belonging to Hindu society started bursting crackers and danced on the roads. Some Muslim youths started pelting stones at them, beat them up and set a motorbike on fire.
The spat turned ugly as people fought with each other and soon the violence spread to the entire locality, police said.
“More than half-dozen people have been injured in the clashes. The situation is under control and additional police personnel have been deployed in the area,” police said.
India defeated Pakistan by 76 runs in its first group match of Cricket World Cup 2015 in Adelaide Sunday. This was India’s sixth straight World Cup win over their arch-rivals.
But, this clash between India and Pakistan supporters also picked up tension in Sydney, Australia also.
Local reports said the brawl, which involved 40 people, at least 4 injured, was captured on CCTV footage. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital. Police officials have arrested two individuals aged 18 and 20, in connection with the brawl, the Daily Telegraph reported.
India had emerged victorious at the game, beating Pakistan by 7(8)6 runs, making it the former’s sixth consecutive victory against its rival in the World Cup matches. New South Wales (NSW) officials are now reportedly urging the people involved in the brawl to come forward. While the cause of the brawl is not known yet, officials said they will review the CCTV footage on Monday to determine the cause, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
“The tensions rose as the evident winner was going to surface,” Merrylands RSL Club CEO Bryn Miller said, according to The Daily Telegraph, adding: “Twenty minutes beforehand there was some pushing and shoving by overexcited fans and it was calmed down. Pakistan hit a six and the crowd went very vocal and cheered and a person raised a chair and threw it at someone.”
Not only that, disappointed and angry Pakistani fans went one step ahead after their side’s 76-run defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. A group of Pakistani fans came together in unison and smashed their TV sets in Karachi streets! Samaa News channel reported this incident of fan fury over their heroes’ dismal performance.
Cricket-crazy fans in Pakistan woke up early to watch the eagerly anticipated clash between the arch-rivals in Adelaide hoping that the Misbah-ul-Haq-led side will change history but were left fuming as their team suffered its sixth straight loss to India in ODI World Cups.
Pakistani TV channel ‘Samaa News‘ showed visuals of people taking to streets with TV sets and smashing them to pieces to show their anger at the Pakistan team’s showing.
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