Ganderbal: Seven students from Kashmir, currently studying at the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) in Ganderbal district of Kashmir, have been apprehended following a confrontation with students from regions outside the Union territory.
This incident unfolded after India experienced defeat against Australia in the men’s Cricket World Cup final on November 19.
As detailed in an FIR accessed by Scroll.in, the students now face charges under Section 13 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, along with Sections 505 and 506 of the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to offenses related to public mischief and criminal intimidation.
Nikhil Borkar, the Superintendent of Police in Ganderbal, confirmed the arrests to Scroll.in but refrained from divulging the specific charges.
The case originated from a complaint filed by a non-local student a day after the World Cup final.
The complaint alleges that the seven Kashmiri students, enrolled in the university’s veterinary sciences and animal husbandry department, subjected the complainant to verbal harassment and threats due to their support for India.
According to the complaint, the students not only verbally abused the individual but also warned them to remain silent under the threat of potential harm.
The arrests occurred on November 20, and the investigation into the matter is currently in progress.