Jama’at demands ‘unconditional’ release of detained CUK students

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Srinagar: The Jama’at-e-Islami Saturday condemned the “intimidation” of Kashmiri students in and outside the valley, and said scores of them have been arrested on “false and frivolous” grounds.

In a statement, a spokesperson of Jama’at said: “In the universities and colleges outside Jammu and Kashmir, scores of students have been so far arrested by different agencies on false and frivolous grounds, besides, the pre-planned attacks on them by the communalist elements forcing a good number of Kashmiri students to give up their studies in between.”

He said that despite assurances by the university and other authorities, there is no sign of any relief to for the students.

During the Friday night, he said, these “unruly forces” have picked up two innocent students Suhail Ahmad and Mohammad Ismael from their rented accommodation in Nowgam without informing the Central University authority where they both are studying in the Department of Political Science.

“These arrests seem to be a part of well-designed plan to deter the youth of Kashmir from continuing their higher studies and to push them towards extremism. Their families have neither been informed of their arrest nor the grounds thereof which is a blatant violation of the human rights happening unfortunately only in the valley.”

While demanding the unconditional release of detained students, Jama’at expressed solidarity with the detained students and their families and impressed upon the human rights organizations to come forward and take proper and effective steps for the safeguard of the life and liberty of the hapless people of Kashmir.