Police have asked a private IT college at Muradnagar in Ghaziabad if anti-India slogans were shouted amid an altercation between two women students during the telecast of the India-Pakistan cricket match on Sunday.
The police in Muradnagar, in a notice to the college authorities, said that two BTech third-year students — one from Bihar and the other from Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) — abused each other in the college canteen.
“They had an altercation over the cricket match and slogans like ‘Hindustan murdabad’ and ‘Pakistan zindabad’ were shouted. You are requested to take cognisance of the matter and report after inquiry whether such incident took place or not,” the police notice read.
“We have sought an explanation. We visited the college campus on Sunday but did not bother the students much as they had their examination. We did not come across any CCTV footage or eye-witnesses who could tell us about the incident,” said Subodh Kumar Saxena, station house officer, Muradnagar police station.
The college authorities said no such slogans were shouted and it was only an altercation between two students. The students compromised later, the college said.
“We have 34 women students, including four students from J&K. It was only a heated exchange of words during the cricket match but no slogans were raised. Some other issue led to the altercation between the two women students, who study the same course,” said Atul Bhushan, chief administrative officer of the college.
“We have got a mobile number from a WhatsApp message that spread that anti-India slogans were shouted inside the college. We inquired but the number did not belong to any of our students and was switched off since Sunday morning. We have forwarded the number to police for probe,” Bhushan said.
In June 2014, the college had recommended suspension of three students from J&K and another six students from the college hostel after a clash.