KCSDS seek withdrawal of sedition charges on AMU Kashmir students

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Srinagar

Reacting towards the suspension and sedition charges on Kashmiri students at Aligarh Muslim University, who allegedly had offered prayers in absentia for slain Manan Wani, Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS), a civil society group, on Monday said that the organization is terribly disturbed and anguished over the “unwarranted” action by the authorities.

The spokesman in a statement said that slain Manan’s colleague Waseem Ayub Malik, Abdul Haseeb Mir and others as per the media reports have not offered any funeral prayers, instead were among many Kashmir students panicked over the volatile situation of Kashmir.

“The directions of the proctor were duly followed and no protests or prayer was offered Instead it was some non-Kashmiri students who attacked them with Lathis. However, the Kashmiri students dispersed immediately and no protest or anti-India slogan was raised,” the spokesman claimed and added: “Police can’t take such a hasty action without confirming the facts.”

The civil society group has appealed the Vice-Chancellor of AMU to intervene in the matter and get the charges dropped against the students. The civil society demanded from the governor of J&K to take up the matter with the UP govt and ensure the dropping of the charges immediately.

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