Three Kashmiri students sent to judicial custody till March 2

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Three students from Jammu and Kashmir who were detained in Karnataka on Monday have been sent to judicial custody till March 2. The students were detained after they were seen allegedly shouting pro-Pakistan slogans on social media posts on the first anniversary of the suicide bombing in Pulwama last year that killed 40 soldiers, NDTV reported.

A file photo of three Kashmiri engineering students arrested in Karnataka 

The police took them away from their college in north Karnataka’s Hubballi. The students were moved out for their own safety, NDTV quoted senior police officer R Dileep as having said.

A First Information Report was filed after the college came to the police with a complaint over the alleged seditious act, said the report.

There were protests at the court in Hubballi when the students were produced on Monday. The students have been sent to judicial custody in Belagavi, as decided by jail authorities.

NDTV quoted Dileep as having said that investigation is going on and there is no pressure from anyone on them.

The Hubballi Bar Association has asked its members not to represent the students. Earlier in the state, the Mysuru Bar Association had also asked its members not to represent a student who carried a “Free Kashmir” poster at a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, repotted NDTV.

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