Srinagar: Scores of students of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) staged a protest in University’s North Campus in Sopore town against the growing incidents of, reportedly, ethnicity-based violence with Kashmiris habitat outside the Valley.
The Student Union of SKUAST, protested inside the college premises and demanded an immediate release of Kashmiri student who was detained in Solan near Shimla on Sunday ‘for uploading a Facebook post in 2011’, claimed the father of Peerzada Tabish, Fayaz Ahmad.
“He was detained for his old Facebook post, back in 2011. At around 5:15 Pm, Solen police station took him from the college campus and alleged him for uploading the post,” told Mr. Ahmad The Kashmir Walla.
Mr. Tabish is currently pursuing M. Sc. from Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry for the last one year. After his detention, his family is worried for his safety and are demanding for his release. “Kashmiris are not safe outside and this is not for the first time that our brothers and sisters are being targeted, harassed and detained,” a group of agriculture students said.
Meanwhile, according to the reports, scores of students studying in different tuition centers in Paraypora area of Srinagar also protested against the reported violence against the Kashmiri students. The students also expressed serious resentment over the growing attacks on Kashmiris and demanded an immediate end to it. They also demanded the withdrawal of sedition and other cases the students in different parts of India.
However, a senior police officer from Solan, Himachal Pradesh, told The Kashmir Walla, “We received a complaint from the locals that the alleged student had posted some wrong comments in 2011 and 2013. After the complaint, we filed an FIR against the boy under Section 153-B, 34 IPC.”