Pakistan women arrive in India for World Cup

Around 600 security personnel, including jawans of Special Security Battalion (SSB) and Odisha police, had positioned themselves at vantage points to prevent any untoward incident, police said.

updated: January 28, 2013 00:34 IST
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Bhubaneswar: Amid tight security, Pakistan team arrived here on Sunday to participate in the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup and proceeded straight to Cuttack, which is one of the venue for the tournament along with Mumbai.

"The Pakistani women players were safely taken straight to the Barabati stadium at Cuttack where they will be staying and playing. There was absolutely no sign of protest anywhere, neither at the airport nor at the stadium," Commissioner of Police Sunil Roy told PTI.

Though a handful of activists of little-known Utkal Bharat gathered near the airport in their bid to stage a protest, they dispersed after being asked by securitymen to move away.

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