Eight people, including five minors, were accused of listening to 'pro jihadi' songs during Eid celebrations at Nasriganj, Bihar, and booked for sedition by the local police, according to newspaper reports.
The minors, between 14 and 17 years, have been sent to a juvenile home, The Indian Expressreported.
The song, which followed several qawwalis, had lyrics on the lines of - 'We are Pakistani mujahids, protectors of Earth; if you challenge us even by mistake, we will cut you up" - according to locals, the newspaper reported.
A video of the event showed hundreds of people dancing to "the anthem of the terror outfits in Pakistan," which was being played by the DJ, Hindustan Timesreported. The police said that attendees were raising slogans in favor of Pakistan and terrorist organization, according to the HT report.
Eight persons, including Raja Khan, the organizer, the Ashish Kumar, DJ player and his driver Mukesh Kumar, have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including 124A (sedition) and 153 A (promoting enmity).
"The police took action after a video of the function surfaced. "We have sent the video for FSL test to check its veracity," Rohtas Superintendent of Police Satyaveer Singh told IE.
Distraught parents said the minors, who were dancing to the song, were not paying attention to its lyrics.
"Sedition charges against these little boys have hurt us badly. There has never been any communal riot in Nasriganj's history. In this town you can still hear azaan and Ram dhun going on simultaneously. We are trying to hire a good lawyer and pinning all hope on judiciary," a father said.