Law students demand action against KU official for domestic abuse

Law students demand action against KU official for domestic abuse
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Student representatives present memorandum to VC

Srinagar: Students of the Law faculty at the University of Kashmir have demanded strict action against the Liaison Officer of the varsity, Abdullah Danish Shervani, who is accused of domestic violence against his wife, Mehnaz Siddqui, who is a Pakistani national.
Danish has also been in news for trying to misrepresent his marital dispute as a ‘security breach’ with the Ministry of External Affairs, through a series of tweets to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MEA Sushma Swaraj.
A delegation of class representatives of School of Law met Vice Chancellor Prof Khursheed Iqbal Andrabi and demanded action against Danish.
“We demanded strict action against accused Danish Shervani who is a Kashmir University employee. How could he do this, it is our moral responsibility as well as on the basis of humanity we do this,” said Hussain Khawja BA LLB 8th semester student.
“The university must provide accommodation and some amount of maintenance which they can deduct from the salary of Danish,” he said.
Another student, Zahid said that if an employee of Kashmir University does “these type” of things “it would definitely have negative impact upon the students as well as on the University”.
He said that until an enquiry is completed, the accused must be suspended from his duties.
The coordination committee of CRs presented a written memorandum regarding the issue to the Vice Chancellor.
Naveed Bukhtiyar, General Secretary J&K Students Movement said that massive protests would follow after Eid if authorities failed to take action against the “offender”.
He said Danish has disgraced the highest seat of learning and “it is now moral as well as official duty of university authorities to take action against offender”.
An university official told Kashmir Reader that they will examine the representation of the students on the basis of facts, and “any action would follow under civil service rules”.