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Delhi: Six students kicked out of hostel after brawl over India-Pak match result

Astha Saxena, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 09, 2014
First Published: 00:54 IST(9/3/2014) | Last Updated: 08:51 IST(9/3/2014)

Sharda University has expelled six students from its hostel after they got into a brawl over the results of the recent India-Pakistan match and difference of opinion about the suspension of 67 Kashmiri students from a Meerut university for cheering on the Pakistan side.

The fight took place on March 5, three days after the match.

Sources said that one of the Sharda students updated his Facebook status on March 4 commenting on the Meerut incident, which received strong reactions from other students.

The arguments got heated and spilled out into the real world. “The students got involved in a fight and they were abusing each other. Nobody got injured but we have expelled six students for the time being,” said Dr Ranvir Singh, dean student’s welfare (DSW), Sharda University, Greater Noida.

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The university has set up an enquiry committee to look into the matter. The report will be submitted in a few days, added Singh.

Sources said the group of students from Jammu and Kashmir had allegedly cheered for Pakistan during the Asia Cup match on March 2 that further  fuelled the fight.

University officials said that four students from Jammu and Kashmir, one from Uttarakhand and another from Uttar Pradesh have been evicted from the varsity hostel in order to avoid any untoward incidents. Their parents have also been informed.

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