NIA Summon to KU Scholar: Protests rock Central University campus at Nowgam

Srinagar

Spontaneous protests erupted in the Central University of Kashmir Nowgam ‘campus 1’ on Thursday against the summoning of Kashmir University research scholar by the Indian federal investigation agency, NIA.

A university source said that hundreds of students raising slogans against the ‘investigation agency’ marched from the ‘campus 1’ of the university to ‘campus 3’.

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Campus 1 of the university is housed near the Nowgam railway track while campus 3 is at main Nowgam chowk.

The students are demanding immediate end to the ‘unwarranted questioning’ of the Kashmir University scholar Aala Fazili, the source said.

Fazili was summoned by the national investigation agency (NIA) on Friday last. He landed in Delhi on Sunday and has continuously appeared before the agency, since then.

Carrying banners reading, ‘I am Aala, Go India Go Back and Stop NIA Stop’, students also raised slogans in favour of ‘Aazadi and Aala Fazili’, the university source added.

Pertinently, students of Kashmir University and Islamic University also held protests against the “unwarranted questioning” of Aala Fazili.

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While Islamic University students held protests on Wednesday, Kashmir University students protested for two consecutive days and boycotted classwork on Wednesday. This led to the intervention of the varsity administration with the Vice Chancellor, Dr Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi assuring the students that he will take up the matter with the highest authorities.

Late Wednesday night, while talking to Kashmir Life , Dr Andrabi said that he has taken up the matter with Chief Minister, Governor and DGP J&K Police. “I have written to them and I am awaiting their response,” he said.

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