KU students pitch for colleague’s release
Say MERC Student ‘Being Falsely Implicated’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 22: Kashmir University students have threatened protests if their colleague from journalism department, Peerzada Muhammad Iqbal, was not released immediately by police.
A number of students have made Facebook posts, asking students to assemble outside the varsity’s Iqbal Library on Monday, to protest Iqbal’s detention.
According to Iqbal’s family and friends, he was detained by police on “fictitious charges.” “Police says that Iqbal has received a call from Pakistan and is linked to militants. But this is all baseless. Police have nothing to prove their claim. They want to frame him,” Iqbal’s colleagues said.
Iqbal is a first semester student of Media Education Research Centre. He has reportedly been detained at the Ram Munshi Bagh police station.
“He should be immediately released. It is highly condemnable that cops are detaining students without any justification,” his colleagues said.
“On July 18, Iqbal received a call from Ram Munshi Bagh Police station when he was in the classroom,” a student of the department said. “The caller asked him to visit the police station the same day,” he added.
The students said Iqbal informed his family and took his uncle along to the police station in the evening the same day.
“However, he was detained there while his uncle was asked to leave,” they said, adding that Iqbal continues to be under detention.
Police has meanwhile nothing to say on the issue. “Don’t know anything about it,” a cop at Ram Munshi Bagh police station said, without listening to questions from this reporter.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 22 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 23 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- 3 die, 10 injured in Valley road accidents
- CHIDAMBARAM ASSURES PROBE
- Budgam residents decry delay in issuance of voter I-cards
- Peoples Conference appoints office bearers
- Junior grade nurses seek CM’s intervention
- KU students pitch for colleague’s release
- Governor visits Nunwan Base Camp
- Tearful adieu to KU’s IT guru
- Aman Committee meets in Beeru
Srinagar, July 22: Three persons including two Amarnath Yatris died while 10 others were injured in different road accidents across the Valley on Sunday. Police said two yatris, Lakshmi Priya Sanapati More
- Srinagar City
Shopping complex coming up with back towards Civil Sect; traders annoyed, ERA satisfied
Srinagar, July 22: Call it caudal façade or creation of some poor architecture, but the upcoming mega building near Jehangir Chowk for rehabilitation of shopkeepers, and government offices doesn’t face More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, July 22: A policeman was today killed and six persons were injured when a vehicle rolled down into deep gorge in Rajouri district here. The vehicle way on its way from Rajouri to Jammu when it skidded More