UP: Case against Kashmiri students
Posted on Mar 06 2014 | IBNS
By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Srinagar, Mar 6 : After authorities of a Meerut university and Uttar Pradesh Police forced some Kashmiri students to leave the campus, the UP government has defended the varsity move and sedition charges have been slapped onthem for cheering Pakistan's victory in a cricket match.
The case of sedition has been registered under Section 124 (a) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown students of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), a New Delhi based newspaper has reported.
The students were watching a nail biting Indo-Pak cricket match last Sunday.
Following Pakistan's victory, non-Kashmiri students had attacked and abused their Kashmiri counterparts.
The Kashmiri students were only next day to vacate the hostels and leave for homes, said reports. On Wednesday afternoon, they reached home.
Meanwhile, parents of the said students released a statement to media and refuted the reports earlier published in Kashmir dailies and other national dailies.
They said that it was totally baseless that the college authorities have expelled them and that too, to maintain peace.