Alleged attack on Kashmiri students at Punjab college after Ind vs Pak match

Chandigarh: At an engineering college in Punjab’s Sangrur, several Kashmiri students alleged that they were assaulted late last night moments after India lost its opening T20 World Cup match against Pakistan.

“We were watching the match here. UP waale barged in. We came here to study. We are also Indian. You can see what was done to us. Are we not Indians? So what does Modi say?” one of the Kashmiri students said, while showing around the damage done to a room.

Punjab police officials arrived at the college campus soon after and said that situation at Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology was brought under control.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has appealed to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to look into the matter and reassure Kashmiri students.

“It is distressing to hear about the incidents of physical & verbal assault against some Kashmiri students in a college in Punjab last night. I request @CHARANJITCHANNI ji to direct @PunjabPoliceInd to look in to this & also to reassure the students studying in Punjab,” Mr Abdullah tweeted.

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Both sides apologised to each other in front of police and college authorities this morning.

Earlier, students shared videos showing broken chairs, upturned beds in their hostel rooms and also the hits taken on their bodies. The videos have been doing the rounds on social media.

Another set of pictures showed a group of men, with stumps in hand, going on a rampage after India lost the match to Pakistan.

This was the first time in history that Pakistan beat India in a World Cup encounter.

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