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Protests at IUST over arrest of student


Srinagar, May 14: The students of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora Monday staged a protest against the detention of a B Tech student of the university.

The protesting students demanded immediate release of the student, who has been identified as Tasaduk Rashid Bhat. The students raised slogans “Tasaduk ko Rihaa karo”.


Earlier in the morning, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu Kashmir Police had stopped a bus of this University at Pampore and noted down details of several male students.

Police have denied having stopped any bus and claimed that they are considering the release of this student while his father is being investigated for “harbouring” militants at their residence in Awantipora.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the arrest of a student of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora along with his father. The Hurriyat said that stopping a bus of the University and noting down details of several students is intimidation and sheer harassment of the student community, which is denounced.