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KU students protest against ‘disappearance’ of student

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Srinagar: While the students of Kashmir University continued protesting against the “disappearance” of a student of Earth Sciences Department, the Vice Chancellor appealed for a calm saying he was in touch with police to find out what has happened.

In a statement issued today, PRO KU appealed students to maintain calm inside the varsity, adding, the KU authorities too were equally concerned about the whereabouts of a second semester student of Earth Sciences Department.

In a statement, a varsity spokesman said that a second semester student namely Sameer Ahmad Dar from the Department of Earth Sciences is reported missing from 19th March 2018, after leaving from his residence in Kakpora, Pulwama.

The spokesman said that the University has already written to the Director General of Police on March 24, requesting him to have the whereabouts of the student ascertained at an earliest. The offices of the Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor have also been informed about the instant case.

In an appeal to the students to maintain calm, spokesperson said; “We request the agitating students to maintain calm and cooperate till the police ascertains the whereabouts of the student.”

Earlier, class work was disrupted as scores of students marched on the campus holding placards and raising slogans to urge authorities to intervene and help in tracing their university mate.

The students held a sit-in in front of the Vice Chancellor’s secretariat.

Dar went missing on 19 March after he left from his Kakapora home for the university.