Srinagar: A Kashmiri student was physically assaulted at Sharda University in Greater Noida area of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, sustaining injuries.
Daily newspaper Greater Kashmir quoted a phone conversation with the university student saying, Ahtisham who is pursuing bachelors in Medical Imaging Technology (BMIT) was admitted at Sharda hospital after he was physically abused.
The student who requested anonymity said that Ahtisham was injured when a scuffle broke out between the local and Afghani students on the university campus.
“A group of students ruthlessly beat up Ahtesham, leaving him badly injured,” he said.
Following the attack on Ahtisham, the Kashmiri students are feeling insecure in the varsity.
Another student said that the local students were asking Kashmiri students to prove their identities. “We have kept ourselves confined to the varsity premises. We are not feeling safe in Shardah University now,” he said.
A University official confirmed the incident, saying they were ascertaining the details.
Meanwhile, the Office of the Registrar of the University stated that the university would remain closed for students ‘until further notification’.