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The forcible eviction of students from hostels sparked a protest in Kashmir University on Friday. Amid pro-freedom slogans, the students accused University authorities of harassment and mental torture and said that the authorities as well as police not only thrashed girl students but also dragged them forcibly out from the hostels. Soon after the violent protest that rocked University on Thursday against the arrest of varsity student Muzamil Farooq Dar, the authorities after suspending class work in the varsity till June 27 had directed all the students to vacate all hostels till Friday 9am. “After overnight threats from KU officials,

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Father of Tufail Ashraf Mattoo, who was killed on 11 June 2010 by police forces in Srinagar, addressing the gathering. Tufail’s killing started the mass uprising that went on for months. Kashmiri students today gathered to remember more than 120 people, mostly teenagers, who were killed during the mass uprising in 2010 in Kashmir. The gathering was organized by the Kashmir University Students’ Union (KUSU) in the campus. A gathering of students from the campus and outside marked the day by assembling near Iqbal Library Lawns in afternoon. The university authorities, however, had shown stiff resistance against the event which

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The ongoing anti-Israel protests in Kashmir University on regular basis has reportedly forced the varsity authorities to announce summer vacation. The Dean Academics Office has issued a notification declaring Summer Vacation for the students and staff of the varsity. The notification reads that the Kashmir University will remain closed from July 18 to July 31 and during this period there will be no classes. “Yes, University will remain closed from July 18 to 31 and the classes will resume on the first day of August,” Dean Academics, Professor Muhammad Ashraf Wani said.. Meanwhile, anti-Israel protests continue to erupt in Kashmir

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University of Kashmir By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik today lashed out at the Congress party of India for turning Kashmir University of the Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir as its “property” and said that there is no democratic space left in the varsity for students, but Congress high command is carrying out its activities there. In 2010, the varsity banned student politics and razed the office of the Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU). Earlier they had sealed the office in 2009 after the state government pressured the varsity authorities to crush

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By News Desk | Photographs by Shahid Tantray The students of the Kashmir University held protests, on Tuesday, in the campus demanding the return of the body of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt. The protests were in response to the call given by Mutahidda Majlis-e-Mashawarat (MMM) – a joint group of different pro-freedom groups of Jammu and Kashmir in their latest protest calendar. Accused for his role in the attack on Indian Parliament in 2001, Afzal Guru was convicted by the courts and hanged on Feb. 9 this year in the Tihar jail of India in New Delhi without informing

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By News Desk | Srinagar The banned Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) today strongly condemned the killing of Tahir Ahmad Sofi in district Varmul of North Kashmir and also the detention of a research scholar from the Kashmir University. In a statement the union said that the killing of Tahir Sofi is part of a systematic escalation of oppression against Kashmiris, especially the youth. “Youth are the bulwark of Kashmir freedom movement and India is going out its way to oppress them into submission. But India must realize that its beastly oppression against Kashmiris will only embolden our resistance and

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Students marching in the Kashmir University, protesting against Israel's attack on Gaza. Photograph by Faisal Rafiq The students of University of Kashmir gathered in the campus today, to protest against the Israeli attacks on Gaza, which started a week ago. After gathering near the library, they marched in the campus, shouting slogans against Israel and its allies. Holding placards which read: “Khilafah is the solution”. The protest was organized by the banned students union, Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU), of the campus. “Israel is the illegitimate child of the west and receives full support for its terrorist acts against the

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"NSUI (a congress backed student body) put up posters in the campus and as always the administration pretended deaf and dumb about it." Srinagar, Kashmir: The banned Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) has “vehemently opposed and condemned the visit of Indian National Congress (INC) leader Rahul Gandhi” to the Kashmir University. Gandhi is on a two day visit to Kashmir. In a statement issued here, the group says that the Kashmir university students will hold protests against Gandhi’s visit in the university as the ban on KUSU remains in place by the very same authority that has brought him to the

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[T]he University of Kashmir remained deserted except its convocation hall. Only a few students were allowed to attend the 18th Convocation of the university on September 27, that too after proper verification. The banned students union, Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) had called for a Black Week and pro-freedom leader, Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for strike to protest against the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the university. Students have been hoisting black flags to participate in the KUSU’s call. Huge number of police and other forces have been “guarding” the campus and reports said that intelligence officials

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University of Kashmir By Gowhar Geelani Perhaps it is the state’s worst-kept secret that politics of any kind is not allowed inside the University of Kashmir. Since past two decades the so-called mainstream politicians, perhaps deeply disturbed by the popularity of leaders belonging to the pro-resistance camp, have been pitching for “de-linking politics from academics”. In this very context, everything was done from ‘stick to carrot policy’ to ensure that the University remained apolitical during the turmoil years. The continued ban on the Student Union is a case in point. On the other hand, a handful of professors, lecturers and

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