NIT Srinagar asked students to not watch India-Pakistan matches. Read to know why.

The students were also directed to avoid posting any material related to the match on social media platforms.

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India-Pakistan Asia Cup cricket match took place this Sunday, and the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar had asked its students not to watch it in groups or post anything about it online.

The institute administration had asked the students to stay in their assigned rooms during the game, according to a notice issued by the dean of students’ welfare.

The notice released by the university reads, “Students are aware that a cricket series involving various nations is going on at the Dubai International Stadium. Students are hereby directed to take sports as a game and not create any kind of indiscipline in the institute/hostel,”.

The notice further reads, “If there is a group of students watching the match in a particular room, then the students to whom that particular room is allotted will be debarred from the institute hostel accommodation and a fine of at least Rs 5,000 will be imposed on all the students involved,”.

The university has taken this action because, in 2016, a clash broke out at the institute between outstation and local students following India’s defeat to the West Indies in the T-20 World Cup semi-final, leading to the closure of the NIT for a day.