Fact Check: Was a student beaten up while celebrating the win of Pak in T20

News Claim: A post of a student claiming to be beaten up while celebrating the success of the Pakistan T20 team over India. In the post, the person can be seen hurt near his eyes.  

Viral on Social Media:  A rare and charming picture of one of the 90 students of Gurdaspur who were kicked for celebrating the victory of #Pakistan

News Verification: As claimed in the viral message that the boy in the viral is among the 90 Kashmir students who celebrated Pakistan win over India.

After the India-Pakistan match in Dubai was over, news came that students from UP-Bihar allegedly thrashed some Kashmiri students at a college in Sangrur, Punjab. Kashmiri students were accused of supporting Pakistan in a cricket match and raising slogans of 'Azadi'. Police say that about 90 Kashmiri students study in the college.

As per indianexpress, Several Kashmiri students were allegedly attacked at two educational institutions in Punjab after Pakistan beat India in the ongoing ICC T-20 World Cup on Sunday night.

Though the incident happened, however, this picture is not from recent times, it is from 2016. This picture is from 2016 and is of a boy named Rahul Kumar, a resident of Jamshedpur. Rahul had an accident in February 2016 and referring to the same thing, he shared this picture on Facebook.


This post is available on Facebook since 2016.

News Verdict ayupp.com: The image is from 2016. 

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