Ground Report | New Delhi: Kashmiri students attacked; Videos circulated on social media on Thursday, 28 October showed several lawyers thrashing three Kashmiri students, who were earlier accused of raising ‘anti-national’ slogans after the India-Pakistan T20 World Cup match in Agra.
Three students, who were produced in the court on Thursday, were attacked in the Civil Court in Agra after they were being taken in a police van from the court premises by several police personnel.
Kashmiri students attacked
Three Kashmiri students were arrested yesterday in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the ongoing T20 World Cup. Those celebrating Pakistan’s victory will be charged with sedition, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s office tweeted this morning.
All three are engineering students at Raja Balwant Singh College in Agra. Arshid Yusuf and Inayat Altaf Shaikh are in their third year of college, and Shaukat Ahmed Ganai is in his fourth.
They have been accused of promoting enmity between groups on the basis of religion and cyber-terrorism. A tweet from the Chief Minister’s Office indicated that he may also face sedition charges.
Activists led by Gaurav Rajawat of BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) reached the college premises in Bichpuri and claimed that pro-Pakistan slogans were being raised in the college. He accused the college of “habiting traitors”. The BJYM leader then lodged a complaint against the Kashmiri students following which they were arrested.
The college administration called a press conference the next day and said that some “outsiders” had entered the college campus without permission and reached the hostel gates in cars. A representative of the college said, “Is this justified? Provoking the students and telling them that the college is involved in anti-national activities. We are giving safe haven to the wrong people.” (Kashmiri students attacked)
He said that if anyone has any complaint, then he should meet the director of the institution and get information about it and do not create a ruckus. “I want to ask them that if our organization is anti-national, why do RSS chiefs, state chief ministers, and governors of different states come to us?” he said.
Kashmiri students booked under UAPA
Earlier, The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case against the medical students for celebrating the victory of Pakistan. In the India-Pakistan T20 match on Sunday, Pakistan defeated India by a huge margin of 10 wickets and some medical students rejoiced in this victory.
The case has been registered against the students of Government Medical College, Karan Nagar and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science, Shoura, Srinagar. Both these college students are accused of raising pro-Pakistan slogans during the T20 World Cup match on Sunday.
According to an FIR lodged at Soura Police Station (under FIR No. 104/2021), “during the intervening night of 24 and 25 October 2021 when Pakistan won a one-day cricket match, the students of SKIMS, who were pursuing MBBS and other medical degrees, were unmarried. Hostel Soura raised slogans and burst crackers.
The ruckus broke out when Home Minister Amit Shah was on his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the first since the abrogation of Article 370 from the erstwhile state.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday accused the Center of resorting to “retaliatory” action against Kashmiri youth and said such steps would further “isolate” them, as some students here have been accused of a T-T. The cases were registered to celebrate Pakistan’s victory over India in 20 international cricket.
HMs Mann ki baat with Kashmiri youth started with slapping UAPA against medical students for celebrating Pakistan’s win.Instead of trying to ascertain why educated youth choose to identify with Pakistan, GOI resorting to vindictive actions. Such steps will alienate them further, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said on Twitter.
Rajasthan teacher arrested
However, An FIR has been lodged against a Udaipur teacher after being expelled from her job for expressing happiness over Pakistan’s victory in the T20 World Cup between India and Pakistan on Sunday. On the other hand, in another similar case, two youths in Jodhpur have been arrested by the police after the FIR was registered.
A private school teacher in Udaipur wrote on WhatsApp status with a picture of the Pakistani player, ‘Jeet Gaye we won’. The father of a student of the school saw this status of the teacher. She messaged the teacher and asked, do you support Pakistan? To this, the teacher replied- Yes!
The letter issued from the school reads, “Neerja Modi School teacher Nafisa Attari has been expelled from the school with immediate effect as per the decision of the meeting of Sojatia Charitable Trust.” In this matter, the school’s director Mahendra Sojatia, “I got information about this from social media. Modi school does not tolerate such things at all.”
Udaipur’s Ambamata police station officer Dalpat Singh Rathod said, “An FIR has been registered in this matter only on Tuesday. FIR has been registered on the complaint of some organisations. We are investigating the matter.” “An FIR has been registered under section 153 (b) of IPC for inciting religious sentiments. No arrest has been made yet.”