Nursing students demand release of their colleague, hold protest

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Srinagar: Nursing students from various colleges of Srinagar on Tuesday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding the release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal Rather,who was arrested by police on Srinagar-Jammu highway some days back.

Iqbal Ahmad Rather, son of Abdul khaliq Rather a resident of Futlipora village in Pakherpora area of Budgam, was arrested by police in Jammu area.

Scores of protesters from various Nursing colleges including  Sher-e- Kashmir Institute of Medical Science (SKIMS), Soura , Government Medical college Srinagar , Bibi Halima Nursing college  assembled here in Press enclave 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,” Shehla Qurashi, classmate of Iqbal at SKIMS Soura said.

The protesting students appealed the governor to immediately release Iqbal.