South Kashmir lecturer arrested, sacked for ‘anti-India’ comments

KL News Network

Srinagar

A lecturer from South Kashmir’s Dogripora, Awantipora, Shah Nawaz has been arrested for the sedition and sacked from the services, The Indian Express reported.

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Posted at a college in Bani area of Jammu, Nawaz was arrested after a section of students alleged that he had made anti-India comments. Nawaz had reportedly made the comments on November 30 following the killing of seven army men in an attack on an army camp in Nagrota.

According to reports, Kathua’s Principal Sessions Judge Vinod Chatterji Koul rejected Nawaz’s bail application saying that there were grounds to believe that he had committed the offence.

As per the details, the four students filed police complaint against the Nawaz and held demonstrations besides boycotting the classwork.

Pakistani sheron ki tarah aate hein, Hindustaniyo ko marte hein aur wapas chale jatey hein (Pakistanis come here as lions, kill Indians and then go back across the border), the students alleged Nawaz of posting. The complainants blamed Nawaz’s “anti-national lecturers’’ for “disturbing peace on the campus with Muslim students coming to their classes in Afghan dresses’’.

The matter according to news report was brought to the notice of Education Minister Naeem Akhtar, who ordered Nawaz’s sacking.

The last reports suggest that situation is still volatile in the campus as Nawaz’s arrest has polarised the campus.

 

 

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