J&K Police has recorded two tip-offs against hostel guards, management and students from two medical colleges in Srinagar as students created a brawl and raised offensive anti-India slogans after Pakistan won the match against India in Dubai on Sunday.
Multiple videos of Government Medical College (GMC) and Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar have gone viral, in which some students can be seen chanting anti-India slogans and praising Pakistan. The brawl occurred even as Home Minister Amit Shah was on his three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the first after Article 370 of the former state was repealed.
#broke down: J&K Police in Srinagar are recording two FIRs against the hostel guards/students and other GMC/SKIMS for indulging in anti-India slogans and celebrating the Pakistan cricket team’s victory. FIR Records at Tire and Karan Nagar Police Station under UAPA/IPC divisions. Investigation is underway. – Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) October 25 2021
“FIRs have been registered at Sora and Karan Nagar Police Stations in Srinagar City under Sections 13 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. Our investigation is currently ongoing. We will set an example through this case,” a senior officer reported In the J&K Police.
J&K Police are currently reviewing the videos in detail and questioning the staff of these colleges to identify students who indulged in such activities on campus on Sunday night.
“We go through all the videos in detail. Most of the videos that appeared are old and from 2017. Hence we have to be very careful. Some of the GMC and SKIMS videos are from Sunday night. J&K Police sources said investigations will clarify everything.”
Social media has been filled with comments from across India by people angry at the viral videos and demanding action by the J&K government and police against medical students.
Such doctors are a danger to humanity. How will they treat the soldiers deployed in Kashmir, but God knows best! A medical student from Government Medical College (GMC) in Jammu said on condition of anonymity.
No arrests have been made in the case as of this report.
Aditya Raj Kaul is a contributing editor at News18 Group with over a decade of experience covering conflict, foreign policy and homeland security. He can be reached at Aditya.Kaul@nw18.com