After India lost to West Indies in the World T20 semi-final, there was something more to add to the agony of the Indians. Many students of NIT Srinagar celebrated the loss by raising anti-India slogans. Students from NIT Srinagar are sharing stories of celebrations inside their campus on facebook pages.
Team OpIndia.com talked to some students of NIT Srinagar. Students are angry as well as grieved. This is not the first time when NIT Srinagar has witnessed anti-India sloganeering. However, this time, students from other states were purposefully harassed and abused. Another student from NIT Srinagar told us that many anti-India messages and abuses were circulated on their college whatsapp group.
Things worsened today morning. Hundreds of students, forming two groups, gathered in local ground and fought among themselves. One big group shouted anti-India slogans and the other group protested against this anti-India group.
The tussle went beyond verbal and physical wars. As told by a student, one group of students were seen waiving green flags at the main fountain and the main faculty block. The other group of students who were angry with these anti-India sloganeering were raising the Tiranga.
Police and administration are on a high alert. Students have called media to visit the campus. They are expecting media to reach by evening. By the time, of publishing this article, we received tweets and messages from NIT students claiming that students have been directed to vacate their hostels.
— Raj (@raj_rsp) April 1, 2016