In a statement issued by JK Youth Welfare Council, a meeting was held Thursday between different college and university representatives and President JKYWC Sajad Alam in the main office of the council. In the meeting all members raised concern over what they termed as stubborn attitude of the Kashmir University authorities about their decision of not allowing student politics in the campus.
Pertinently, the authorities in 2008 enforced a ban on student union and demolished the union office of the union on the campus. Sajad termed the ban as illegal and unconstitutional.
“We have repeatedly requested the authorities to remove their unjustified ban on student activism and accordingly hold elections under a strict and fair supervision of any authority of their choice, but unfortunately so far they have not paid any heed to our continuous pleas. Instead our activists were intimidated and harassed of dire consequences. They have no justification for this enforced ban and even Jammu and Ladakh universities have an active student union in place, and because of this disparity Kashmiri students feel that we have been denied a basic political field in the highest seat of education of the state. When NSUI, NCSU are allowed to actively represent their forums and launch their membership drive inside the premises then why was JKSU office forcibly demolished and their members humiliated..? If still they are adamant on this unfair decision of theirs, then we will be left with no other option than to approach Hon’ Court regarding this discrimination injustice, and then a campaign will be launched against this high handedness of the university authorities which will eventually result in a mass agitation of the youth that has not been witnessed in the state so far” the statement further read.