Gun Shot Rings Inside KU Campus, Five Students Injured in Panic Run, Students Say



Chaotic scenes ensued in Kashmir University campus on Thursday when police fired an aerial shot to disperse the students demanding the release of KU student Muzamil Dar, students said.

“We had observed silent sit-in before Vice Chancellor’s office when police party showed up on the scene and fired aerial shot to disperse the students,” one student part of the protest said. “Police also broke the glass of VC chamber to instil panic in students.”

The students said they were waiting for VC, Khurshid Andrabi’s reply, who had earlier promised students that “he will apprise students about Muzamil’s release shortly”.

“But by calling police on campus,” the student said, “the KU administration is just buying the time.”

Earlier on Monday, students said a third semester student, Muzamil Dar was arrested by police outside varsity and was taken to Rajbagh police station.

Reports quoted KU VC saying that police had apprised him that the “student had some militant connections”. But for the last three days, KU students have been vouching for Dar’s innocence by rallying behind his release.

Meanwhile KU proctor, Dr Nasir Ahmad denied the police action in campus and alleged that student went berserk by damaging the VC Chamber. “Only students are responsible for today’s episode,” he said.

But the students said while dispersing and running in panic, five students got injured. “One girl student fainted on the spot,” a student said. “Also, the administration locked the students inside classrooms to prevent the backlash.”

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