As per the media reports, two groups of students in Moga at Lala Lajpat Rai College, clashed with each other. Reportedly, the reason behind the clash was the Pakistan-England T20 World Cup that took place yesterday where England defeated Pakistan. Shockingly, the clash turned out to be so violent that both groups started pelting stones at each other, however, no sloganeering was reported.
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Some media reports state that the clash happened due to some religious comments after England defeated Pakistan. Moreover, as soon as the Jammu and Kashmir students association came to know about the matter, they spoke with SSP Moga, urged to intervene and take action against responsibles. Furthermore, such incidents are a threat to peace and communal brotherhood in the state.
In a tweet, the Jammu and Kashmir students association said, “We have spoken with SSP Moga and urged him to intervene in the matter. He has assured that action will be taken against those responsible and the 5 students who were detained, will be released shortly.” Reportedly, the students were watching the Pakistan Vs England T20 cricket final at a hostel. However, now the matter in under investigation.
According to the authorities, both groups pelted stones at each other, which resulted in some students receiving minor wounds. Reportedly, on of those students even had to go through two stitches as he was injured badly. Moreover, at least seven people suffered minor wounds which were then sent to the Civil Hospital, where they received first aid before being released.
“There were no serious injuries. We have received written promises from five students of each group that they will uphold the peace. The argument started when some students made remarks about Pakistan’s defeat, and it increased when other students from Bihar, UP, etc. joined in, according to Jagtar Singh, SHO, Moga. However, the investigation is ongoing and the Jammu and Kashmir students association has urged the SSP to intervene and act against those responsible.