Meerut University suspends 70 Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan's victory
UTTAR PRADESH: Management of Meerut University, located in Uttar Pradesh, India has suspended nearly 70 students for supporting Pakistan in the match against India, ARY News reported.
According to Indian media, a clash was erupted between the two groups of students when some Kashmiri students cheered Pakistan's victory against India on Sunday.
The management of university suspended the students adopting the stance that Kashmiri students raised slogans in the community hall of the hostel which became the cause of fight.
The university suspended all 70 Kashmiri students of one hostel block and asked them to leave, but no action was taken against the other group.
The officials of University termed the activity of Kashmiri students as anti-national act.
The university registrar RK Garg said that "The students were suspended for creating a ruckus on campus and shouting pro-Pakistan slogans, which caused tension on the campus."
Officials said it was necessary to remove the students as a precaution as the situation was volatile. They said they feared the violence would spread to other parts of Meerut town, which is known to be communally sensitive.