Clash in Uttarakhand after alleged pro-Pakistan slogans

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Alleged pro-Pakistan slogan raised by a student from Jammu and Kashmir at an institute led to a clash between him and a local student prompting the police to launch a probe into the incident. Manan, a student of CIMS College here, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, had a tiff with another student, Vijay, on Monday, SSP Dehradun Sweetie Aggarwal said today.

On Tuesday, Vijay’s friends, who did not belong to the college and allegedly had allegiance to Bajrang Dal, created a ruckus at the campus over the issue inflicting minor injuries to Manan, police said. They also reportedly held a demonstration outside the college with Bajrang Dal flags, provoking stone pelting from inside the campus, the SSP said.

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However, she did not confirm whether raising of pro-Pakistan slogan had triggered the tiff. Three cases have been lodged at the Doiwala Police Station in connection with the incident and investigations are on, the police officer said, adding Manan’s mobile has also been seized. While a case has been lodged by Vijay against Manan, another has been lodged by the director of the college against those created ruckus at the campus. A third case has been lodged by those with reported allegiance to Bajrang Dal against Manan.

Meanwhile, a report from Srinagar said Uttarakhand Police assured their Jammu and Kashmir counterparts that appropriate action will be taken in the incident of harassment of the student from the Valley studying in Dehradun.

Special DGP Coordination (Law and order) of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid spoke with Director General of Police Uttarakhand, M A Ganapathy, about the incident, a police spokesperson said.

He said Vaid also spoke to the SSP Dehradun, and sought immediate action. “Both of these officers have assured appropriate action in the matter,” the spokesperson said, adding Jammu and Kashmir Police is in constant touch with authorities in Dehradun.

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