Scores of Kashmir University (KU) students on Saturday took out a solidarity march for NIT students allegedly thrashed by non-local students yesterday after lndia's loss in the semi-final of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
Witnesses said that the KU students assembled in the campus today morning to express solidarity with local students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT).
They condemned the alleged beating and thrashing of Kashmiri students by non-local students who were irked after West India defeated India to enter the final of the ongoing T20 World Cup.
"They (non-local students) don't have a right to force Kashmiri students to mourn India's cricketing loss. The culprits should be taken to task by the college administration," said a group of students.
The NIT was shut down yesterday till further orders in the wake of clashes between local and non-local students over India's defeat.
A local student had said the non-local students were irked by the celebrations witnessed in Kashmir following India's defeat.
"The non-local students, being in majority in the NIT, just picked up a fight with local students and thrashed few of them," alleged the student, who did not wish to be named.