Row Over Cricket: Varsity Not To Re-admit All Students: Matoo

SRINAGAR: National Conference youth leader Junaid Azim Matoo who had gone to Meerut on the instructions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after 67 Kashmir students were thrown out from Swami Vivekananda Subharti University for cheering Pakistan team during Asia Cup, Friday said that barring a couple of  students the University was ready to readmit all the students. 

He said that he was shown proof that few Kashmiri students were involved in hooliganism but, “We are trying to make it sure that all the 67 students are readmitted in the University,” Matoo said adding that there is a particular lady who is trying to mislead these students for her personal benefits.

“The University authorities told me that they have no legal complaints against these students. They said that barring couple of students, they are willing to re-admit all the students. I was shown proof, how few Kashmiri students were involved in hooliganism, but I don’t want to go into that,” he said.

Matoo said at a time when State Government has resolved the issue amicably, a particular lady who runs an NGO namely ‘All India Centre for Urban and Rural Development is misleading some students for her personal benefits and she had yesterday called five students who later on issued a statement that they are not ready to join the University. “It is very unfortunate and these students must think about their future and should join the University,” he said adding that within a month all the students will hopefully be readmitted in the Varsity.

Pertinently, some of the students have said that they wouldn’t return to the varsity as communal forces are grouping against them.

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