After University authorities and Uttar Pradesh police forced Kashmiri students to leave Meerut University campus, the UP government has defended the varsity move and sedition charges have been slapped on them for cheering Pakistan’s victory.
The case of sedition has been registered under Section 124 (a) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown students of SVSU, a New Delhi based newspaper has reported.
The students were watching a nail biting Indo-Pak cricket match last Sunday. Following Pakistan’s victory, non-Kashmiri students had attacked and abused their Kashmiri counterparts.
The Kashmiri students were only next day to vacate the hostels and leave for homes. On Wednesday afternoon, they reached home.