CUK students protest detention of colleagues
Srinagar, November 10: Students of Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Nowgam campus today blocked Nowgam-Bypass road to protest what they termed “illegal” detention of two of their colleagues by Special Operation Group (SOG) from their rented rooms during a raid.
Carrying banners and placards which read “release Ismail and Suhail”, hundreds of students including girls this afternoon hit streets against the detention of two CUK students.
The agitating students alleged that SOG without serving any warrant or intimating their families or the varsity administration carried out raid and arrested two students from their rented accommodation at Nowgam.
The students amid sloganeering blocked Nowgam-Bypass that severally hampered the traffic movement on busy road for hours.
They identified the detained students as Suhail Ahmad a student of political Science department from Shopian south Kashmir and Mohammad Ismail of Vocations department from Baramulla in north Kashmir.
“It is illegal detention, police talks about legality and laws. If they detain anyone they are supposed to produce them before the magistrate. How could they detain anyone without any provocation?” The students questioned.
“We will not budge an inch and continue our protest till both the students are released. This is sheer terrorism on the part of the police which is totally unacceptable. We demand their immediate release,” they added.
Talking to ‘Kashmir Images’, Vice-Chancellor CUK, Professor Mehraj said two students have been arrested by the SOG from their rented accommodations.
“We took the matter with police. They are under custody at present as the investigation of the instant matter is under progress. As far as students protest is concerned, they dispersed off peacefully after we assured them that the administration will seriously look into the matter,” he added.