GREATER NOIDA - Three Indian Held Kashmir students, who are enrolled in BTech courses, were beaten up and forced to shout anti-Pakistan slogans in Greater Noida, India.
The incident took place on Saturday night in Sector Pi, where various students of different universities stay in rented apartments.
Reports suggested that six students forcefully entered the room of the Kashmiri students, beating and making them shout anti-Pakistan slogans. Protesting against the incident, several other Kashmiri students staged a sit-in on Sunday.
Reacting to the incident, IHK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned the UP administration’s inability or unwillingness 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 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.”
When asked about the incident, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said he didn’t have 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 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 who were accused of celebrating Pakistan team’s victory over India during the Asia Cup championship in Dhaka.