AMU’s Kashmiri students threaten to leave for home

first_imgKashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17 if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped.In a letter to the Vice-Chancellor, AMU students’ union former vice-president Sajjad Rathar said: “If this vilification does not stop, more than 1,200 Kashmiri students will leave for their homes in the Kashmir Valley on October 17 as a last option.”Denial of justiceTerming the slapping of sedition charges “vendetta”, Mr. Rathar said: “The option of holding namaaz-e-janaza (prayer meeting) in absentia was dropped after the AMU authorities did not give permission.”“If no prayer meeting was held as confirmed by all official agencies, the slapping a case of sedition against three Kashmiri students is simply a vendetta, harassment and denial of justice,” he said.The letter was handed over to AMU Proctor Mohsin Khan in the presence of a large number of Kashmiri students at his office on Saturday night.AMU spokesman Shafay Kidwai, however, denied the Kashmiri students’ charges of harassment and stressed that “no innocent would be framed”. He said that “there is zero tolerance for any anti-national activity on AMU campus”.Three Kashmiri students were booked on sedition charges for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans on October 12 (Friday).last_img

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