Kashmiri students suspended over Pakistan win

University students in Meerut reportedly suspended for celebrating Pakistan's recent victory over India in cricket match

Last updated: 05 Mar 2014 05:30
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Pakistan's Shahid Afridi exults after hitting the winning runs in the Asia Cup match against India [AFP]

An Indian university has suspended about 70 Kashmiri students for cheering Pakistan during a recent India-Pakistan cricket match, NDTV reports.

The channel said that the students of the privately-run Swami Vivekananda Subharti University in the city of Meerut were suspended following a clash between rival group of students.

Pakistan defeated India in a thrilling limited over Asia Cup match played in Bangladesh earlier in the week.

The Kashmiri students were reportedly celebrating Pakistan's victory, when other students objected. It led to a clash and the university authorities suspended the Kashmiri students to prevent "tensions from further escalating".

NDTV quoted some university officials as saying that the students committed an "anti-national act" and also destroyed some hostel property.

About 200 Kashmiri students are pursuing engineering and law degrees in the university.




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