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J&K: BJP backs UAPA charges against students accused of anti-India sloganeering on university campus

The former deputy chief minister criticised Kashmir-based political parties, including the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, for supporting the accused students

PTI Jammu Published 30.11.23, 09:33 AM
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Senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta has supported the Jammu and Kashmir administration's decision to invoke the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act against some students accused of anti-India sloganeering on a university campus in Srinagar during the Cricket World Cup final.

India lost the match to Australia on November 19.

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"We fully support the administration's move to invoke UAPA in case of anti-India sloganeering by some students.... The dispensation cannot allow bids to incite revolts and rebellion," Gupta told reporters here.

The former deputy chief minister criticised Kashmir-based political parties, including the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party, for supporting the accused students.

Gupta said the actions of the accused students showed a disregard for the law of the land and posed an open challenge to the integrity and sovereignty of the country.

He called upon the administration to take stern action against those involved in such anti-national activities.

He said the BJP "has consistently maintained that it will not tolerate any form of anti-India activity and is prepared to take tough measures to safeguard the nation's unity and integrity." The students of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) Kashmir were arrested after police launched an investigation into a complaint by a non-local student who alleged his college mates had harassed him and raised objectionable slogans after India lost the final match and the cup to Australia.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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