Varsity football coach booked for making casteist remarks

PTI| Updated: Feb 04, 2014, 20:11 PM IST

Hisar (Haryana): Kurukshetra University`s football team coach Mahesh Khyalia was on Tuesday booked for allegedly making casteist remarks against a woman player.

Police said Khyalia has been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The coach made the remarks when the girl was practising on ground, drawing sharp reactions from women and Dalit students.

Though the coach had apologised for his comments, the students went to the city police station and registered a case against him.

Meanwhile, the final match of All India Women Inter-Varsity Football Championship was delayed by five hours owing to the agitation by women and Dalit and students against the remarks. The match was held later in the evening at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology (GJUST) here.