One of the Kashmiri students said that six men barged in their rooms in a drunk state and thrashed them very badly, forcing them to shout anti-Pakistan slogans.
"We don't feel safe here. Those boys were completely drunk when they entered our room. We called the police but they did not get here on time," he said.
On Sunday, close to 100 students protested the incident. Police, however provide a different version. "By the time we were informed of the incident, the students had been shifted to another hostel. We have informed the university officials about the incident and they have decided to form an enquiry committee," said Anurag Singh, the deputy superintendent of police, Noida.
Utkarsh Chandra, the vice-president of Noida International University that close to 100 students have been relocated to a new hostel. "We are taking all measures for their safety. We have also set up an enquiry committee," he said.
Condemning the incident, Omar Abdullah in his Tweet says, "If the universities or state authorities can't protect Kashmiri students coming there then man up & admit your inability or unwillingness. Let's beat patriotism in to Kashmiri students, why don't we. Great way to remove any fear or sense of alienation among Kashmiris. Thugs!!!"