Missing student: KU students’ continue protest
VC appeals for calm, says authorities equally concerned
Srinagar, March 29: Protests rocked Kashmir University on fourth straight day today against the mysterious disappearance of a student of department of Earth Sciences.
Chanting slogans against varsity administration for allegedly maintaining silence over the sudden disappearance of a student from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, hundreds of students this afternoon staged demonstrations outside Iqbal Library demanding high-level inquiry of the issue.
The protesting students including boys and girls alleged that the varsity administration did not make any effort to trace the missing student who they claimed has been missing since 19th of this month.
Pertinently Sameer Ahmad a student pursuing PG in department of Earth Sciences went missing on March 19 after leaving his home at Kakapora Pulwama.
“This is highly shameful that the administration did not make any efforts to trace out Sameer whose mysterious disappearance has given sleepless nights to his family and friends,” students told reporters.
. However, a KU spokesman, in a statement issued here said that the Vice Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi today again talked to the agitating students and reiterated that the University was equally concerned about the matter.
“The Vice Chancellor once again urged the students to maintain clam and assured that the University is regularly in touch with the police authorities to ascertain the student’s whereabouts,” the spokesman said.
“The University reiterates its appeal to the agitating students to maintain peaceful atmosphere on the campus, and also impressed upon the state authorities to proactively help trace the student’s whereabouts,” said the spokesman.