Ghaziabad college gets police notice over ‘pro-Pak’ slogans during T20 match

Police ask college to probe matter, it says incident didn’t happen.

By: Express News Service | Ghaziabad | Published:March 22, 2016 3:23 am

A private engineering college in Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad, has got a notice from local police after ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans were allegedly raised on its campus during the T20 cricket match between India and Pakistan Saturday.

According to police, the slogans were raised in H R Institute of Technology, during an argument between two B.Tech third-year students.

The notice stated that on Saturday evening, Murad Nagar police received information about an argument between two women students in the college canteen, while the match was going on. One of them was from Bihar and the other from Jammu and Kashmir, said the police notice.

“They were having a discussion… it turned into a heated argument and it appears that at some point, ‘anti-India’ and ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans were raised,” said a police officer, explaining the content of the notice sent to the college.

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Ghaziabad Senior Superintendent of Police Dharmendra Kumar, however, said the incident merely seemed to be a “minor argument”. “We received information that slogans were raised during the screening of the match. We have asked the university to conduct an inquiry. It seems that this was only a minor argument between two women residents of the hostel. Since it is an internal matter, we are waiting for the report by the college’s inquiry committee,” said Kumar.

College authorities said no such slogans had been raised on campus but an inquiry committee has been constituted to look into the incident.

“No such slogans were raised. It was just an argument over some issue. This is what the inquiry committee has found. We do not know why such allegations were raised and who spread these rumours,” said Anil Kumar Tyagi, chief warden of the college, who is also part of the inquiry committee.

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