Kashmiri students of Mewar University staged a sit in protest in Chittorgarh after some of them were allegedly beaten up by locals after a scuffle broke out between them at a market near the campus on Wednesday.

While the students claimed ten of them were targetted by locals of Gangrar village, the police said only three of them were involved in a minor scuffle, reports Indian Express.

Three students had gone out and got into a scuffle with some locals over some issue involving fare for an auto,” Gangrar Circle Inspector Dinesh Kumar told the daily.

One of the Kashmiri students claimed they were attacked after the locals got to know they were Kashmiri. The report also quotes a student saying that two of his friends were injured and taken to hospital after locals beat them up with cricket bats.

“The locals asked our friends where they were from. When they said Kashmir, they were beaten up. They broke mobile phones,” Tauseef Ahmad (22), a student of LLB told IE.

Students from Jammu Kashmir staged a protest demanding action against their attackers. The protesters were shouting slogans like “We want justice”.