AMU revokes suspension of 2 Kashmiri students;Guv speaks to Javadekar, Prof Tariq
Aligarh, Oct 16: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday revoked the suspension of two students from Jammu and Kashmir, reported news agency ANI.
In total, three students were suspended on charges of trying to organise a condolence meeting on the AMU campus for slain Hizbul commander Manan Bashir Wani.
Notably, Wani was an AMU research scholar who had joined militant ranks in January this year.
Wani was killed in an encounter by government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Meanwhile, the general secretary of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday said that it was “unfortunate and highly deplorable that universities are now being turned into war zones.”
A statement issued by JNUSU general secretary, Aejaz Ahmad Rather said the kind of “vilification not only of Kashmiri students but of AMU by mainstream media is very disturbing.”
“In a democratic, secular, liberal republic; freedom of expression is being muzzled en masse,” he said in his statement.
He said it was concern for all the individuals who believe in the democratic institutions.
“University is a space where freedom of thought and ideas has to be cultivated. Instead of that, we are seeing an atmosphere of fear and hatred is being created across the country,” he said.
He said the students studying in campuses across do not need militarily or draconian interventions. “There is a need of dialogue to address the issues not ruining careers of students by sending them to prisons under sedition laws. This will grow more hatred and violence,” he said.
Demanding to drop the sedition charges on three Kashmir students at AM, he urged the govt of J&K, Central govt, civil society, and media have to handle this situation with sensitivity, not an iron hand. “Every concern has a value whether it is related to their safety of family back home or their safety on the campus,” he added.
AMU row: Guv speaks to Javadekar, Prof Tariq
Srinagar, Oct 16: Governor Satya Pal Malik Tuesday spoke to Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention to ensure smooth studies of the Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
Governor also spoke to Vice-Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University, Prof Tariq Mansoor in this regard.
Malik urged Javadekar and Prof Tariq to ensure that the issue is resolved at the earliest and there is no disruption of studies of the Kashmiri students and they are allowed to continue their studies in a safe, secure and well-disposed academic environment.