Srinagar: The J&K Students Association has appealed to J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to withdraw UAPA Charges on humanitarian grounds against Kashmiri students who raised slogans and celebrated Pakistan’s win against India in Sunday’s match in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
In a statement, the national spokesperson of the association, Nasir Khuehami said UAPA charges against students was “a harsh punishment and will ruin their futures while alienating them”.
“We are not justifying their actions, but it will result in their career assassination. The charges will have serious consequences on the academic career and future of the students,” Nasir said in a statement.
He further said: “The charges may have serious repercussions, both in the long term and short term. It will have serious psyco-somatic consequences on the students. The government should give chance to the students to restore their faith in the ethical standing and the fair Constitution of India so that their futures are preserved.”
The medical students, he added, are the cream of every society.
“They are expected to behave in an orderly manner and not go overboard. We hope that in the larger interest of society and country, a large-hearted approach would be shown towards the students of Kashmir and they not be put under any case. No doubt they erred but we hope that they will be given a chance to return to studies and their future is not destroyed in the larger interest of the country,” he added.