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NEW DELHI: Sharda University in Greater NOIDA near here on Saturday expelled four Kashmir students for cheering for Pakistan in the May 2 one-day match in Dhaka which Pakistan won thanks to two sixes by Afridi against Ashwin Ramachandran.
This is the second such incident of expulsion of Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan in Sunday’s cricket match. On Monday, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University in Meerut had thrown out 67 Kashmir students for celebrating Pakistani victory over India in the Asia Cup in Dhaka on Sunday.
The incident in the Greater NOIDA university also happened in a similar fashion.
When six students, including four Kashmiris, in Sharda University’s boys’ hostel cheered for Pakistan, other students protested. Though no action was taken against them immediately, their expulsion came after a student posted provocative comments on a social media site.
Students reacted strongly to the post and wanted immediate action against the Kashmiri students. The university reported the matter to police and expelled the students who were in the first year.
“Some students cheered for the Pakistani team during the match, against which the other group protested. The matter was settled, but on March 5, a student posted a provocative message on a social networking site on why the campus wasn’t witnessing a similar reaction as that of Subharti University,” said Ranvir Singh, dean of student welfare at Sharda University.