Kashmiri student thrashed by local students at Sharda University in Greater Noida

Srinagar: A Kashmiri student has been severely beaten by a group of students at Sharda University in Greater Noida of Uttar Pradesh state.

A group of students told news gathering agency GNS that there was some tiff between local students and some Afghani students over some issue from last several days.

“Today, around 200 local students took out a protest demonstration demanding eviction of all the Afghan students from the varsity. As the protesters were marching ahead of a Kashmiri student who was sitting in a lawn adjacent to the road through which the protesters were going, they suddenly caught hold of him and beat him,” the students said.

The student has been identified as Ahtisham, a first-year student of bachelors in Medical Imaging Technology (BMIT). The students said that Ahtisham was beaten so ruthlessly that blood oozed out from his nose and mouth. “While police were deployed, no action was taken to save the student,” they said.

“Some Afghani students later came and removed the Kashmiri student to the hospital for treatment,” they said.

Ironically, the varsity authority termed the incident as a minor scuffle between the two groups and said that the student has suffered minor injuries and is stable.

“It was a minor scuffle between two groups of students. We have taken care of the injured student whose condition is stable,” Ramakant, an official of the university.

Asked whether any action would be taken against the students who beat up the Kashmiri student, the official said that police is investigating.

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