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Umar Draz, the Pakistani national charged for hoisting the Indian flag on the roof of his house, has been sent to jail for a rigorous ten-year imprisonment term.

On 26 January -- India's Republic Day, Umar, who is a tailor by profession, hoisted the tricolor as a sign of support for the Indian Cricket Team who were playing their first T20 game in Australia this calendar year.

The Pakistani national identifies himself as a die-hard fan of cricketer Virat Kohli, and according to Umar, hoisting the Indian flag at his home was a way of showing support to the Indian Test captain.

However, his antics attracted a complaint, following which the police raided his home at the Okara district of Punjab province, situated about 200 km from Lahore. Umar was sent to the police custody immediately. He was charged under section 123-A of the Pakistan Penal Code and 16 Maintenance of Public Order.

Umar was presented in court on Wednesday and was remanded in police custody. 

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