Scientific fraternity SKUAST appeals for release of abducted Student

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Srinagar: The scientific fraternity of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of (SKUAST) Kashmir has expressed worry on the abduction of one of their post graduate students by some unknown gunmen.

Asif Rafiq Rather S/O Mohammad Rafiq Rather, a Policeman R/O Pinglish Tral, was abducted on 29th August from his residence in southern part of Kashmir.

“It is very sad that one of our post graduate students namely Asif Rafiq Rather S/O Mohd Rafiq Rather R/O Pinglish Tral left university and after reaching his home in the evening hours he was abducted by some unknown gunmen from his residence at around 6:30 pm,” a statement of scientific fraternity of SKUAST-K said.

“He has actively participating in the ongoing sports week being held at TSRI, Mirgund- SKAUST-Kashmir. On this fateful day he left for his home at around 4:20 pm. It is to place on record that Asif Rafiq is a brilliant student of our university not only in academics but also in co-curricular activities,” the statement added.

“He has become a role model for other students when it comes to realizing the social responsibilities. He is sincere, dedicated, and thoroughly gentle and a pious boy who can prove an asset for any society. He has been in the university for the last six years and during this stay in the university we have found him totally a political and religiously pious who would always work for the betterment of the society in general and student community in particular,” the statement further added.

As per the statement “on behalf of SKUAST-employees, SSTA wholeheartedly extends fervent appeal to the abductors to have mercy on this gentle soul and facilitate his early and safe return to his home.

“As we all live in this conflict zone, our appeal would be to keep families and their children out of this situation,” the statement said.