Two Detained For Selling Balloons Imprinted With ‘I Love Pakistan’

The Kanpur police said the balloons were printed with text including “I Love Pakistan,” and came from Delhi

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Police have detained two people for selling balloons with the words “I Love Pakistan” printed on them, in Kanpur.

A raid was carried out in Govind Nagar, and packets of balloons imprinted with the words “I Love Pakistan” and “Habibi”, which means “my love” or “my darling”, were seized from a vendor, who has a shop in the area, they said.

The balloons were being sold from a provision store near the Govind Nagar police station, Station House Officer (SHO) Amit Singh said.

A police complaint has been registered for making assertions prejudicial to national-integration under the Indian Penal Code.

Advocate Ajai Pratap Singh, who is associated with the Hindu Yuva Vahini, first noticed the balloons when he had gone to make purchases for his son’s birthday.
Ashok Verma, City Superintendent of Police

He immediately passed on the information to Govind Nagar police, who swung into action, and detained the retail vendor and supplier, whose identities have been established as Sunny and Sameer Vig respectively, Verma said.

He said both were residents of Govind Nagar.

The detained persons disclosed that the balloons came from ‘Gubbarey Wali Gali’ in Sadar Bazar, the biggest and the oldest wholesale market in Delhi, and a team has been sent there for further investigation.

Inspector General of Police, Kanpur, Alok Singh, meanwhile, appealed to the citizens to immediately share information with the police if they come across any such activities.

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