SRINAGAR: The Bathinda based Baba Farid Group of Institutions has shunted out four students from its hostels for trying to assault Kashmiri students after India lost the T20 match with Pakistan last week, The Indian Express reported.
“Orders to vacate the four from the hostel were issued on Saturday itself by hostel warden Lakhbir Singh,” the newspaper reported. “The students have been identified as Kumar Kartikey Ojha, a seventh semester BSc Hons Agriculture student, two first semester BCA students, and Aayush Kumar Jaiswal, a third semester BCA student.”
The decision came after an inquiry found that, the four students from Bihar tried to harass Kashmiri students. The investigators from the institution saw the CCTV footage to ascertain the facts, the report said.
“The two groups were reportedly at loggerheads with each other since the India-Pakistan cricket match on October 24. Nothing untoward happened after that match, but the simmering tensions flared up after Pakistan’s match with Afghanistan,” the newspaper said. “Despite being removed from the hostel, the four students and their supporters have launched a social media campaign tagging the Prime Minister’s Office, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh and Giriraj Singh, among others.”