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Scuffle between Kashmiri, U.P., Bihar students at Punjab institute after India-Pakistan cricket match

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, left, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, U.A.E., October 24, 2021   | Photo Credit: AP

A scuffle broke out between some Kashmiri students and those from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an engineering institute in Punjab's Sangrur district following a T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan, police said on October 25.

The incident took place after some slogans were raised after the match on October 24 night, said police.

Some students hailing from Kashmir and others belonging to U.P. and Bihar were watching the match in their respective rooms at Bhai Gurdas Institute of Engineering and Technology in Sangrur.

Heated exchanges also took place between the students after the match in which India lost to Pakistan.

Meanwhile, a video has surfaced on social media purportedly showing a Kashmiri student alleging that some students from Uttar Pradesh barged into their room.

"We were watching the match here and some students from Uttar Pradesh forcibly came inside. We are here to study,” alleged the student while showing damage to his room in the video.

Police said they were investigating the matter.


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