SRINAGAR: An under-trial student enrolled at the Kashmir University’s (KU) Law Department on Saturday appeared in his semester exams under police vigil.
Students of the varsity were taken by surprise when a heavy contingent of police entered the campus along with their vehicles. The personnel were accompanying Feroz Ahmad, a 6th semester student at the KU’s Law Department, who had to appear for his semester examination.
Feroz, a resident of North Kashmir’s Sopore area, is being tried for “murder” and is under detention from 2016.
Saturday was not the first time that Feroz was accompanied by the police while he gave a paper.
Many students at the KU’s Law Department told Kashmir Reader that Feroz had appeared “even in the entrance test under police custody”.
“He was detained by the police even before he appeared in the entrance test in 2016. He has given all his papers in police custody,” a student said.
The students said that Feroz was detained under “PSA (Public Safety Act) for militancy related activities”.
Head of KU’s Law Department, Prof Mohammad Hussain, however, said that the detained student faced “murder charges”.
“But, he has human rights also, which cannot be denied. We are providing him all the facilities he needs,” Prof Hussain said.
He said that state High Court had allowed the under-trials to continue their academic career.
“The detainees are lately being allowed to appear in the examinations at the university itself, which was not the case earlier,” he added.
The details about the detainee were not immediately available with SSP Sopore, Javed Iqbal.