According to the Indian Express, Fatah had been invited by the Panjab University for an informal talk on Balochistan. The writer’s statements during the conversation hurt the sentiments of the students, spiralling the situation out of control.
A PhD scholar in geography Gagandeep Singh Dhillon was quoted by the newspaper as saying that Fatah mocked the librarian which sparked an argument.
He then allegedly called names to other students during the argument. Fatah allegedly also told Dhillon that he was a ‘Khalistani’.