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Mar 5, 2014

Kashmir is known as a state which has tons of cricket fans. And the fanaticism for cricket in the state was punished on Sunday when a university from Uttar Pradesh sent back 67 of its Kashmiri student back to their respective homes for celebrating Pakistan’s win over India in Asia Cup 2014.

The incident has prompted top officials from the university to order a probe into the matter. The Vice-chancellor of the Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU), Dr Manzoor Ahmad said that the behaviour of the students could not be pardoned and termed it as an únacceptable’gesture’, Hindustan Times reported.

“We can`t accept such behaviour from any student,” said Ahmad.

The entire fracas happened when a group of Kashmiri students were watching Sunday’s humdinger in the university campus and the fall of every Indian wicket was celebrated with much ado.

“Some students complained that a few students reportedly shouted ”Pakistan zindabad‘ on way to their rooms,”said Ahmad.

It was also reported that the group had shouted slogans of ‘Pakistan zindabad’ which ultimately led to the entire scenario.

“But a three-tier inquiry finally recommended all 67 Kashmiri students residing in Madan Dhingra Hostel be suspended indefinitely because they didn’t reveal the names of the handful of wrongdoers actually involved in creating trouble”, said Ahmad who reveals that it was initially decided only to ban the students who had shouted slogans.

“We were expecting the students to apologise. But when that did not happen, we had to suspend them all of them,” added Ahmad.

When queried about whether the local students had clashed with the slogan shouters Ahmad denied the report and said that the University had decided to notify the local police before any unwarranted incident could happen leading to the matter going out of hand.

“These students were dropped at Ghaziabad and Delhi railway stations under police security cover,” said the police senior superintendent Omkar Singh.

Singh also added that the decision to suspend the students was taken by University authorities independently without any consultation on their part.

But the parents of the students in question have a different story to tell altogether as they feel that it was the locals who had attacked them first while the match was in progress.

“There was a big confrontation and non-Kashmiri students had vandalised the rooms of our wards,” said a parent to the Greater Kashmir.

“We clapped when Pakistan won the match. This infuriated the local students and they went on a rampage, damaged the hall, hurled abuses at us and threatened to beat us,” said Irafan Ahmad who is a B-Tech student at the university.

But the parents are relieved that the University had decided to at least allow the students a safe trip back to their respective homes and also stated in a signed letter that they were thankful for any untoward incident not happening in the university campus.

“There was a heated argument between some students but most students are innocent, so we think university authorities did a good thing by sending them to valley in order to avoid any clashes,” signed off a parent.

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