become grounds for (something)

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become grounds for (something)

To form the basis for some action or decision, often one that is disciplinary or legal in nature. If you get caught plagiarizing, it becomes grounds for expulsion, you know.
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A government, which itself understands the need for providing space for peaceful protests, should condemn this incident and launch an investigation because universities are becoming grounds for extremism.