New Delhi: Several Kashmiri students were allegedly attacked by a group of students at an engineering college in Punjab’s Sangrur after Pakistan beat India in the ongoing T20 World Cup match played on Sunday evening.
Following Pakistan’s win over India in yesterday’s T20 World Cup match, a few students of the college, reportedly from Uttar Pradesh, went on a storm and allegedly damaged the hostel rooms of the Kashmiri students.
A video of the incident went viral on social media in which it was alleged that Kashmiri students were beaten up.
As per the police officials, the incident was a fight between two groups of students who were watching the T-20 cricket match which turned violent after India lost.
As per ANI’s sources, an investigation into the incident is underway.
After the video of the Kashmiri students being thrashed was widely circulated, the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association in a press release on Monday condemned the attack.
In the statement, spokesperson of the Association Nasir Khuehami urged Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to take action against the accused and provide security to Kashmiri students studying and working in Punjab state.
The spokesperson further added that these incidents have increased the sense of insecurity and anxiety among Kashmiri students as well as among their parents and relatives in Kashmir.
(With inputs from ANI)