Suspension of Kashmiri students by a Meerut college for cheering Pakistan cricket team seems to have provided a handle to militant groups cross the border. India’s most wanted militant and Jamaat’ud Dawah chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has offered the suspended students scholarships.
“We would like to offer scholarships for these suspended students wherever in the world they want to study. Pakistani nation is proud of them,” wrote Saeed on his official handle on micro-blogging website Twitter.
Around 67 students were suspended and booked under several charges by the Uttar Pradesh police after they cheered for Pakistan cricket team on March 2 at the hostel of Swami Vivekananda Subharti University.
“Indian mindset against Kashmiris is exposed yet again by this sad incident, while immense love for Pakistan by Kashmiris is very clear too,” said Saeed, whose tweets come a day after Pakistan's foreign office offered these students seats in Pakistan.
Saeed also commented on the UP police’s move to book these students for sedition. The charges stand dropped now following an outrage in Kashmir valley and after chief minister Omar Abdullah took up the matter with his counterpart in the UP.
“Expulsion of Kashmiri students from a university and charges of sedition for supporting Pakistan in cricket explains how 'democratic' India is,” wrote Saeed, who India accuses of having involvement in the Mumbai attacks in 2009. Saeed is believed to head the dreaded militant outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba.