ISLAMABAD: In the second such incident in a week, six students, including four Kashmiris, were expelled from the hostel of the Sharda University in Greater Noida city of Uttar Pradesh in India ‘on the charges of’ cheering for the Pakistani team during the Asia Cup match between Pakistan and India.
Four of the students are from Jammu and Kashmir while two hail from Aligarh. The university is yet to issue a statement on why it had ‘punished’ the students for, KMS reported.
Earlier, 67 Kashmiri students of Swami Vivekananda Subharti University in Meerut were expelled from the hostel for supporting the Pakistan cricket team against India.
Meanwhile, the Jamiat-e-Ahl-e-Hadith (JAH) Jammu and Kashmir in a statement expressing concern over the expulsion of Kashmiri students termed it a conspiracy to spoil the future of Kashmiri youth. “It also shows that Kashmiri Muslims, particularly the students, are not safe anywhere in India.”
On the second incident, The Times of India reported that the issue had escalated after a student of the university posted a comment on the social media, demanding action against students who had allegedly supported Pakistan during the Asia Cup clash against India. The comment sparked a strong reaction and mobilisation by the students, and the university called in the authorities when the situation went out of control. The website quoted the university’s student welfare dean as saying that “The matter was settled, but on March 5, a student posted a provocative message on a social networking site on why the campus wasn’t witnessing a similar reaction as that of Subharti University.” The post has now been deleted.
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