The All Jammu & Kashmir Students Union (AJKSU) Sunday said that seven students have been detained by the police in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district who were the part of the protests after police used excesses against the students of degree college Pulwama last month.
“As per our reports so far, at least seven students have been detained by the police in Pulwama district who are yet to be released,” said Aasif Wani, spokesperson for AJKSU.
“Earlier, five students were also detained by police in district Baramulla for protesting against forces excesses, but they have been released now,” Wani said. He said that it is very unfortunate that the police was lodging FIR’s against the students.
“We have talked to and identified many families in South Kashmir where police have lodged FIR’s against students which is totally unacceptable,” Wani said.
“If police fails to release the arrested students at the earliest, we will launch a valley wide student agitation,” he warned.
The names of the seven students who have been detained in Pulwama are Shahid Rashid, Shabir Ahmad Kumar, Suhaib Bashir, Momis Ahmad Najar, Saqib Ahmad Ganie, Aabid Ahmad Ganie and Naseer Ahmad Rather.
SSP Pulwama, Rayees Mohammad Bhat, admitted that only seven students were in their custody. “But we have not lodged any FIR against them,” he said. When asked about their release, Bhat said: “We will talk to their families over the matter.”