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Kashmiri students clash with locals in Chittorgarh

The Mewar University has over 550 Kashmiri students, out of which 250 were present during the incident.

Jaipur |
Updated: March 21, 2014 10:06:48 pm

A minor scuffle between Kashmiri students and locals turned serious at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh with both sides pelting stones at each other injuring one. The local police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

According to police officials, the Kashmiri students wanted to postpone their practical classes and schedule them after offering namaz. They were in discussion with the college authorities when local boys attacked them. The Mewar University has over 550 Kashmiri students, out of which 250 were present during the incident and they retaliated by pelting stones at the locals. “No Kashmiri student was hurt in the incident but one local boy sustained minor injuries. The situation is now under control and police deployment has been sent to the college campus to maintain law and order,” said Prasanna Khamesra, superintendent of police, Chittorgarh.

Locals, however, had a different version that the police refused to corroborate. The local boys said that the Kashmiri students had raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogans ahead of the India-Pakistan match scheduled for Friday evening and in retaliation to this they had attacked the Kashmiri students. The police, however, maintained that no such incident was reported to them.

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