ISLAMABAD: A university in Uttar Pradesh, India has expelled as many as 67 Kashmiri students for celebrating Pakistan’s victory against India in a thrilling Asia Cup cricket match.
The university initially decided to suspend only the offending students but following a `three-tier’ inquiry, it was decided to suspend as many as 67 students because they didn’t reveal the names of the few offenders, PTV reported.
The match was being screened at one of university’s hostels where both local and Kashmiri students were watching the game. The site became troubled when a few Kashmiris reportedly clapped every time a wicket of Indian player would fall. Students later cherished Pakistan’s victory and even shouted Pakistan Zindabad.
Hundreds of male and female students from Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) are enrolled at the university in various courses.
Parents of the suspended students told the media that many students were attacked and manhandled by the locals. Kashmiri students even reported vandalism in their hostel wards.