The Kashmiri students of Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) on Tuesday extended their support towards the Kashmir AMU students who were recently charged under the sedition case.
The students’ spokesman said that the Kashmiri students’ community in Jawaharlal Nehru University hereby extends their support and solidarity to their counterparts in Aligarh Muslim University who have been made victims of the “unfair and biased media trial and arbitrary action by the AMU Administration”.
The statement said, despite the Kashmiri students having exercised maximum restraint in the situation that had befallen them, the disciplinary and legal action against the Kashmiri students in AMU is arbitrary and uncalled for. He said they commend the brave response of the Kashmiri student community of AMU who have stood strong, in unity, against discriminatory attitude of the AMU authorities who instead of standing by its students have chosen to victimize their students.
The pressing of colonial era sedition charges and orders of suspension against the Kashmiri students in AMU for merely meeting and discussing a situation arising back home speaks volumes of how academic lives of Kashmiris come under continued and unwarranted harassment and persecution.
“We, the Kashmiri student community of JNU, therefore demand an immediate revocation of the suspension order and the withdrawal of the sedition charges against the Kashmiri students of AMU. The administration should also take responsibility of creating amicable conditions for the Kashmiri students in AMU in order to prevent their growing isolation and ensure their safety in the prevailing hostile environment,” the students’ spokesman said.