SRINAGAR: BSc and PG Nursing students of Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura on Saturday staged protest here demanding release of their fellow Iqbal Ahmad Rather, who was arrested by police on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
The students, holding placards reading ‘Release Iqbal’, ‘Iqbal is innocent’, ‘Where is brother of 7 sisters’, assembled at press enclave here and chanted slogans in favour of Iqbal, a resident of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“Iqbal had gone to Jammu for medical purposes as his father is suffering from cancer. He has seven sisters, he can’t do this. We know him; the allegations against him are totally baseless,” Amir Bashir, one of the students said.
Iqbal’s classmate Shehla Qureshi said, “We are not aware whether he is dead or alive, we want to know where he is and there is no proper reason why he was arrested.”
The protesting students appealed the governor to immediately release Iqbal.