Srinagar, March 07, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, senior leader of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Maulana Abbas Ansari has denounced the assault of Kashmiri students in Meerut and other cities of India and termed it terrorism by the Indian rulers. Maulana Abbas Ansari in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India, on one side, India claimed to be the largest democracy in the world, but on the other, it had snatched the democratic rights from the people of Kashmir and they went even no allowed to celebrate the particular occasions.
The members of High Court Bar Association, Bashir Siddique and Dr Sheikh Showkat Hussain said that the charges were applicable only when someone tried to create anti-state activities and threaten the state with terror or anything serious that could damage its integrity and safety.
“In the case the students were just cheering during a cricket match but unfortunately the laws are interpreted wrongly when it comes to Kashmir. There are chances that they will be put in prison and the period of their expulsion could also be extended. If the university has gone up to this level, it is obvious that they would actually stop them from rejoining their courses again,” they added.
“They have not violated any rights; rather it is the violation of their rights. Indian Constitution gives a right to freedom of speech and expression and these students had just been enjoying a game but their counter team fans failed to take it in good spirit. It is important to make laws equal for all, unlike the way it happens time and again”, they maintained
Dr. Sheikh Showkat Hussain, who teaches Law at the University of Kashmir, expressed concern over the career of these students. He said such a severe punishment for just a game could be humiliating for the young students.
Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Zamrooda Habib, Farida Behanji Syed Bashir Andrabi, Javed Ahmad Mir, Abdul Ahad Parray, Firdous Ahmad Shah and Mahmood Ahmad Saghar demanded registration of FIR against the university officials concerned and all other students responsible for the intimidation, violence and harassment of the Kashmiri students. They also hailed the statement issued by Pakistan in connection with the expulsion of Kashmiri students.
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