Three Kashmiri students, who are enrolled in BTech courses were beaten up and forced to shout anti-Pakistan slogans in Greater Noida.
The incident happened on Saturday night in Sector Pi here, where various students of different universities stay in rented apartments.
Reports suggest that six students forcefully entered the room of the Kashmiri students and beat them and made them shout anti-Pakistan slogans.
Protesting against the incident, several other Kashmiri students sat on a dharna in the society on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minsiter Omar Abdullah questioned the UP administration’s inability or unwilliongness to provide security to Kashmiri students.
Omar expressed his resent on twitter saying:
If the universities or state authorities can’t protect Kashmiri students coming there then man up & admit your inability or unwillingness.
I’m sending the Resident Commissioner from Delhi to visit the university in question to ascertain all the facts before deciding next steps.
Let’s beat patriotism in to Kashmiri students, why don’t we. Great way to remove any fear or sense of alienation among Kashmiris. Thugs!!!
When asked about the incident, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he didn’t had any information regarding the particular episode, however, he promised to look into the matter.
The incident comes two months after around 60 Kashmiri students at Swami Vivekananda Subharti University in Meerut were expelled for three days from the hostel after they had allegedly supported Pakistan cricket team against India in the Asia Cup match between the two sides.
However, later sedition charges were dropped against 67 Kashmiri students.
The students were accused of celebrating Pakistan team’s victory over India during the Asia Cup championship in Dhaka.