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The T20 World Cup 2022 final took place on Sunday between England and Pakistan and a group of students got involved in a violent clash in Moga after Pakistan lost. The incident took place in the hostel premises of Lala Lajpat Rai College and the stones and bottles were thrown in anger against each other leaving at least seven injured.
Notably, the clash had turned out to be between the Bihari students and the Kashmiri students. Police had to intervene to take control of the situation and they had to force the Lathi charge to make out peace.. The college chairman Krishan Kauro provided update on the situation while the video of it went viral on the Internet.
“On Sunday, after Pakistan’s loss, a minor argument escalated into a clash and one small group of students pelted the other with stones. The situation was controlled and police was called,” said college chairman Krishan Kaura as quoted by The Indian Express.
Here’s the video of the incident
Meanwhile, a policeman named Jagtar Singh from Moga Sadar police station explained the reason behind the arguments and noted that members of each group have given in writing to maintain peace.
“No one was seriously injured. Five students from each group have given to us in writing that they will maintain peace. Some students had passed comments over Pakistan’s loss which led to the argument and later it escalated when other students from Bihar, UP, etc. also joined in,” said Jagtar Singh.
On account of the incidents, Jammu and Kashmir Students’ Association had tweeted that they have taken the necessary steps to release the detained people.
“We have spoken with SSP Moga Punjab @gulneets Ji and asked him to act in this matter and take notice of the horrific event involving Kashmiri students that occurred in Moga. He has promised that those responsible will face consequences and that five students who were detained would soon be released,” J&K Students Association tweeted.