Mufti called on PM, urges him to intervene in Kashmiri students expulsion issue

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Thursday evening called on the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh and urged him to intervene in the serious situation caused by the expulsion of Kashmiri students in a university in Uttar Pradesh and by booking them on charges of sedition.

Mufti asked Dr Singh to intervene into the matter and have the cases revoked against the Kashmiri students, who were expelled from the university on flimsy charges of cheering for Pakistan cricket team during Indo-Pak match in the ongoing Asia Cup series.

Mufti told the PM that this arbitrary and unjustifiable action can make every Kashmiri especially student community suspect across the country. “The entire Kashmiri student community can become vulnerable and their sense of insecurity will increase. Cheering for any sports team is normal expression of sportsman sprit and it should not be criminalized,” said Mufti.

The PDP patron said while efforts should have been made to reduce the level of alienation in Kashmir, such incidents can only add further fuel to the fire.

The PM assured Mufti that he would intervene effectively and speak to the UP chief minister on the subject and ask him to sort out the matter so that students don’t suffer in any manner and their career is safeguarded.

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