We stand in solidarity with 1200 Kashmiri students at AMU: JNUSU
Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) on Tuesday said that they stand in solidarity with the 1200 students of Jammu and Kashmir at AMU who have been left with no choice and pushed towards a situation where they have to risk their academic career through surrendering their degrees enmasse and return home for reasons of safety and security.
“Students are not strangers to the many other cases of media trials in the past where people belonging to the valley have been put through harrowing public scrutiny and even falsely accused in criminal cases, put behind bars for raising voices of dissent,” JNUSU general secretary, Aejaz Ahmad Rather said.
He said that universities are spaces of dissent and debate, spaces of critical thinking. “We from the JNUSU would like to reiterate that no students should be put through any form of fabricated media trial. We demand that sedition charges on the two students be withdrawn without any delay,” he said.
JNUSU said that this politically motivated media trial has led to sedition charges being filed against two doctoral candidates of AMU- Waseem Ayoub Malik and Abdul Haseeb Mir.
“Two Kashmiri students have been suspended and show-cause notices have been issued to seven other Kashmiri students,” they said.