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Three Kashmiri students, arrested for supporting Pak cricket team, attacked outside Agra court Agra Court incident
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Three Kashmiri students, arrested for supporting Pak cricket team, attacked outside Agra court

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Oct 2021, 08:50 pm

Agra/IBNS: Three Kashmiri students, arrested for supporting the Pakistani cricket team during the World Cup T20 match, were attacked outside the Agra court in Uttar Pradesh.

Videos from outside the court show a group of men heckling the students and shouting slogans as the police try to escort them to a police vehicle.

The group can be heard shouting "Pakistan Murdabad" (Down with Pakistan) and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" (Long live India).

The engineering students from Kashmir- Arsheed Yousuf, Altaf Sheikh, and Showkat Ahmed Ganai, were arrested in Agra. They study at Raja Balwant Singh Management Technical Campus in Agra.

They were charged with promoting enmity between groups on grounds of religion, and cyber-terrorism.

A tweet from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's office indicates they may also face sedition charges.

Earlier in the day, former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti criticised the "crackdown" and called for the immediate release of the arrested students.

The accused were arrested after a group of activists led by Gaurav Rajawat of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), BJP's youth wing, barged into the college campus without permission and accused the college administration of "sheltering traitors".

Rajawat filed a complaint with the police outside the college campus.