Srinagar: Family of missing geology student on Saturday made an appeal to Kashmir University students to resume their class work as student protests against “mysterious disappearance” of Sameer Ahmed entered the sixth day on Saturday.
The students holding placards saying “We stand with Sameer” and “Find Sameer” marched through the campus raising anti-authorities, pro-Sameer slogans.
The students have been protesting since March 26 and demanding whereabouts of their fellow student, Sameer Ahmed Dar, a student of Department of Geology. Sameer is resident of South Kashmir’s Kakapora area of district Pulwama. He had left for University from his home on March 19 and is missing since then.
Mohammad Altaf Dar, Sameer’s elder brother told Kashmir Reader that the students shouldn’t disturb their class work and should wait for a few more days.
“The family is hopeful for his return. I contacted the students yesterday and asked them to resume their class work. Their class work shouldn’t get disturbed. We are doing our best to find him but students shouldn’t suffer,” he said.
Citing police sources, Dar said that the last call he received from Sameer’s mobile number on Tuesday evening was traced by Police and has revealed his location around his locality in Pulwama.
Chief Proctor, Kashmir University, Dr Naseer Iqbal also appealed the agitating students to resume their class work.
“The location of the student has been traced. A group of students who were accompanying me to the concerned Police Station, Hazratbal were informed by the Police about his location”, he said.
However, the students continued the protest march and held a sit-in at Varsity’s Rumi gate for half an hour. The students later dispersed peacefully.