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Kashmiri Students Expelled From University, Booked Under Sedition For Cheering Pakistan’S Victory In Cricket Match


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Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (March 06, 2014): According to information Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) authorities expelled at least 67 Kashmiri students from the University and asked them to vacate the hostel rooms. They have been ‘charged’ with celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a recent cricket match. The students were expelled on March 03.

“You cannot pass judgments against your own national team,” Manzoor Ahmed, vice chancellor of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University in Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) reportedly said explaining the decision to remove the students.

FIR-Against-Kashmiri-Students-300x191.jp“Their behavior was not conducive to peace on the campus. It creates bad blood with the local boys”, the V-C reportedly added.

As per recent reports the police has booked these Kashmiri students with ‘sedition’.

“A group of Kashmiri students at a private college in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, have been booked for sedition after they cheered Pakistan during a cricket match that India lost”, NDTV reported on March 06.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister (CM) Omar Abdullah has expressed covens over the developments in this matter.

“Have just spoken to CM UP who has assured me he will personally look in to the matter of the Kashmiri students in Meerut ,” tweeted CM Omar Abdullah, who described the charges against as “unacceptably harsh punishment that will ruin their futures & will further alienate them.”

However, Omar Abdullah described the students as “misguided” and said they should “introspect” because some of them were attending college on the strength of scholarships from the Indian Prime Minister.

The college has alleged that the students celebrated loudly in the dorm and raised pro-Pakistan slogans, which led to a fight with other students and escalated into vandalism and stone-throwing.

The students were suspended and sent home almost immediately. Some of them have returned to Jammu and Kashmir and others are staying with friends. They say the college first told them they were suspended for three days, but has since not allowed them back.

As per reports no action was taken against any ‘local’ students with whom Kashmiri students were said to have come in altercation.


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