KL NEWS NETWORK
After series of protests by students were witnessed in Kashmir University on Thursday, VC Khurshid Andrabi says that within his capacity he will leave no stone unturned to facilitate the student’s release who was detained by the police in the recent past.
Talking to KNS, Andrabi said that he already has talked to all concerned government quarters so that the issue could be resolved at an earliest. “Within my capacity, whatever I have to do, I will do that. I have talked to Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Inspector General of Police,” Andrabi said.
He said that in view of the protest demonstrations, the university campus has been closed for two days from Friday and that the students staying in hostels have also been asked to vacate the premises. He added that he is hopeful that the issue would be resolved soon and the varsity would function normally again.
The Vice- Chancellor maintained that the violent protest demonstrations “were uncalled for” and students should not have damaged the university property. “There were the incidents of stone pelting. Some students even were seen breaking the windows of the university – would they do it in their home also if they are doing it here wherefrom they get education? These are not the simple protest demonstration but it seems that the students have been provoked by someone.”
Earlier on Monday, students said that a third semester student, Muzamil Dar, was arrested by police outside varsity and was taken to Rajbagh police station.
The students said that they were protesting in a peaceful way inside the varsity premises for the release of the student who was detained by the police. They added that the police from outside entered into the varsity premises and started beating students including the females who were protesting inside the campus. “Police started beating us ruthlessly and we were even dragged. Some female students were also beaten to pulp. It was later that some students after witnessing the police action pelted stones,” a group of students said.