New Delhi: While the T20 World Cup final face-off resulted in heartbreak for Pakistani fans, an untoward incident rocked Moga college in Punjab on Sunday.
Two group of students at Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial (LLRM) college in Moga district clashed in the noon, soon after England vanquished Pakistan by 5 wickets and walked away with the T20 trophy for second time.
The physical altercation happened between two student factions – one from Bihar & the other hailing from Jammu & Kashmir. The purported reason behind the violent scuffle was anti-India slogans. The students also engaged in stone-pelting during clashes and this led to injury of many.
Punjab | Two groups of students clashed with each other in Moga over England-Pakistan T20 cricket match (13.11)
Two groups of students clashed with each other at Lala Lajpat Rai College. They were seen pelting stones at each other. No sloganeering reported: Jaswinder Singh, SHO pic.twitter.com/DLA1ewXCy8
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2022
According to multiple reports, pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by one group of students and the same was strongly opposed by other groups. This led to violent fight between the two groups. The clashes broke out when about more than 50 students were watching the final face-off between England & Pakistan on Sunday afternoon.
Clashes broke out at hostel in Moga, Punjab yesterday after T20 Final between Pakistan and England when Kashmiri Students raises Pro-Pakistan Slogans.
Atlast Bihari Students taught them a good lesson 🇮🇳💪
Police deployed to control situation. pic.twitter.com/e4k1DIgaIF
— Muktanshu (@muktanshu) November 14, 2022
Several videos of the violent fight between students also went viral on social media. In the videos, the students can be seen pushing & shoving each other while throwing stones at each other. Several injured students were taken to government hospital for treatment.
After the clashes, Moga police reached the college and brought the situation under control. The cops also recorded statements of students along with witnesses.
The college has a strength of about 900-1,000 students out of which about 500 hail from Jammu & Kashmir.