Greater Noida- Three Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up in their hostel in Greater Noida, by eight other students. The students claim that they were forced to say Bharat Mata ki jai and raise anti-Pakistan slogans. When they didn't say this, they were beaten up.
The students, close to 150 of them in Noida International University, claim that their repeated complaints of intimidation didn't get much of a response from the university administration. The administration, however, claims that these are normal fights between the groups of students and has no ethnic or regional undertone, reported CNN-IBN.
Reacting to the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "Let's beat patriotism into Kashmiri students, why don't we. Great way to remove any fear or sense of alienation among Kashmiris. Thugs!!!." Three Kashmiri students in the Noida International University claim they were forced to say 'Bharat Mata ki jai' and raise anti-Pakistan slogans.
Hitting out at the Akhilesh Yadav government, Omar added, "If the universities or State authorities can't protect Kashmiri students coming there then man up and 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."
About two months ago in a similar incident, sedition charges were slapped against Kashmiri students for cheering the Pakistan Cricket team in UP. The charges were later withdrawn after Omar Abdullah stepped in.