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Omar slams UP govt for booking Kashmiri students

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday slammed the UP government for slapping sedition charges against over 60 students for supporting Pakistan cricket team during a match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2014 14:49 IST
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Hindustan Times
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister,Omar Abdullah,UP government

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday slammed the UP government for slapping sedition charges against over 60 students for supporting Pakistan cricket team during a match between India and Pakistan on Sunday.

" I believe what the students did was wrong & misguided but they certainly didn't deserve to have charges of sedition slapped against them. Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably harsh punishment that will ruin their futures & will further alienate them," Omar tweeted.

Omar, who took to twitter as soon as the new broke out, said: "I will talk to UP CM ASAP & intervene on behalf of these misguided students to have this charge of sedition removed.I believe the University did what it had to to control the situation but this action by the UP Govt is uncalled for & should be reversed."

First Published: Mar 06, 2014 13:40 IST