New Delhi: A student was expelled and another was suspended from two separate private colleges in Dehradun for their objectionable comments on the Pulwama attack which claimed 40 CRPF soldiers’ lives. The students belonged from Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - COVID-19: India Records Over 60,000 Cases For Fourth Straight Day; Total Tally Crosses 2.2 Million, Deaths Near 45K
In the first incident, student, who was pursuing studies in radiology and imaging technology at a private medical college, had made an objectionable comment on Facebook while chatting with his friend. The remark came hours after the Pulwama incident took place, a media website reported. (ALSO READ: Full Freedom to Security Forces, Says PM Modi Over Pulwama Terror Attack) Also Read - India's COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 15-Lakh Mark; 10 States Contribute More Than 80% of New Cases, Says Health Ministry
However, the remark didn’t go well with his friend and he asked him to apologise. Later his friend shared the screenshots of the chat on other official groups of the college. Also Read - 'No Doubt Buddha Was Born in Nepal': India Clarifies After Nepal Objects to Jaishankar's Remarks
As the screenshots went viral, several organisations protested in front of the institution and demanded action against the student. Taking cognizance of the matter, the college suspended the student.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident, another student, studying in an engineering college, had posted an objectionable comment on Facebook. He was in his home state when he posted the comment. The institute management immediately expelled him. (ALSO READ: Pulwama Terror Strike: CRPF Jawans Were Returning From Leave; Convoy Attacked 30 KM Short of Destination)
According to a media report, BJP legislator Rajkumar Thukral had lodged a complaint against both the students at Premnagar police station.
At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed in Pulwama on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an IED laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. The Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM claimed responsibility for the dastardly attack in Lethpora. The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district.
Pakistan termed the Pulwama terror attack “a matter of grave concern”, while strongly rejecting Indian media and government’s allegations of the country’s link to the strike “without” probe.
Almost all the world leaders came together to express their solidarity and condemned this gruesome act of terror and also vowed to act strongly against terrorism.