NAGPUR: Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray has sacked the organization’s activists who assaulted Kashmiri students in Yavatmal on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, the main culprit Ajinkya Motke has been remanded to 14 days magisterial custody by the Yavatmal lower court while three of his associates have been granted bail.

The students from the Dayabhai Patel Physical Education College were assaulted and verbally abused outside their rented accommodation by activists of Yuva Sena, youth wing of , to protest the attack. The students have gone back to Kashmir. The college authorities, however, claimed that they had left because the academic session was over.

Aditya Thackeray expressed his ire on Twitter on Friday against his activists and a section of media.

‘There was an unfortunate incident yesterday in Yavatmal, with some students of Jammu & Kashmir. The Shiv Sena had issued a press note yesterday itself which hasn’t been printed today, may be to further sensationalise the issue or defame us, while ignoring our disciplinary action.’

‘As of last evening, the party has sacked those involved in the act. J&K is a part of India and no Indian, or for that matter, nobody should face the brunt of anger that is towards terrorism. We understand the angst but it must be against terror, not innocent people,’ Aditya said in another tweet.

The young leader is angry with media organizations that did not carry his press note. ‘We may also consider a defamation suit against those who have received our note and purposely ignored it to malign the party and to sensationalise the issue while publishing it.’

The Yuva Sena activists had asked the students to vacate their rooms and return to Kashmir within four days. They were warned that if returned, they would be killed. Some residents of their colony intervened and saved them. The video of the attack had gone viral on social media causing much embarrassment to Sena.


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