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Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah fumes over sedition charges against students

Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 2:48pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna webdesk

Students who celebrated Pakistan's victory over India were thrashed and sent back home. In addition, they were charged with sedition charges by the Uttar Pradesh government. Omar Abdullah took to twitter and condemned the charges while calling students act, 'misguided'.
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A case of sedition was registered under section 124 (a) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown students of Swami Vivekanand Subharti University on Wednesday. 

Meerut Police have registered a case of sedition against the 67 Kashmiri students of Meerut's Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) who allegedly celebrated the victory of Pakistan over India in a cricket match on Saturday.
Members of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders met the university's vice chancellor Dr Manzoor Ahmad and management officials demanding stern action against the students who praised Pakistan.

A group of students associated with youth wing of the safforn party also burnt the effigy of the vice chancellor while students in CCS University took out Ahmad's staged funeral procession inside the premises blaming him.
During the match, a group of Kashmiri students allegedly celebrated Pakistan's victory over India and a few of them shouted slogan "Pakistan Zindabad". Their act triggered tension in the university as different groups of students got involved in a fight. 

The university management initiated a three-tier inquiry and questioned other Kashmiri students in the premises. But they did not name others leading to suspension of all 67 students from Kashmir. 

The suspended students were asked to vacate the hostel and go back to their homes in Jammu and Kashmir. 

As per legal experts, those who are supporting the errant students by hiding their names can be charged with conspiracy under section 120 (b).

The registration of case under 124(a) will block the possibility of revoking the suspension of students who have been pursuing courses in technology, law and business administration in the university.

Reacting to this, CM Omar Abdullah said that the students were misguided and needed right guidance. He sent you the tweets below: 

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