Police arrested ten Muslim youth on the charge of raising pro-Pakistan slogans in Madhya Pradesh state of India, police confirmed.
The police imposed National Security Act (NSA) against four out of 10 detainees for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans during a Muharram event in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, a senior police officer said.
The development comes a day after some RSS extremists staged demonstrations, torched effigies of Pakistan, and demanded a tough action by the police against those people who had raised pro-Pakistan slogans in the Geeta Colony area on the night of August 19.
Ujjain superintendent of police Satyendra Shukla confirmed to media that the NSA has been invoked on four persons who among others had allegedly shouted the slogans.
The superintendent refused to give names of the accused.
The district collector invoked the NSA on four accused on the recommendation of the police. Shukla said police have arrested ten people for sloganeering so far.