Kashmiri students allegedly beaten up for not shouting anti-Pakistan slogans

Last Updated: Mon, May 05, 2014 06:52 hrs

Greater Noida: Three Kashmiri students were allegedly beaten up in Greater Noida for not saying "Bharat Mata ki jai" and raise anti-Pakistan slogans.

TV reports suggest that the incident did not take place in the college campus, but in the area where most of the students live in various private hostels. According to the university administration, those who beat up the students belong to the Priyadarshini Institute while the Kashmiri students who were beaten up belong to the Noida International University.

According to reports six students forcefully entered the room of the Kashmiri students and beat them and made them to shout anti-Pakistan slogans.

Reacting sharply to the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted, "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!!!"

Hindustan Times reports that on Sunday morning, around 100 Kashmiri students residing in the common hostel protested outside the society with bags packed.

“We don’t feel safe here. Those boys were completely drunk when they entered our room. We called the police but they did not get here on time,” said one of the students.

In March, a university in UP had packed off 67 students from Kashmir to their homes for celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in a cricket match. The students were accused of celebrating the victory of Pakistan cricket team in a crucial match of Asia Cup championship in Dhaka.

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