Kulgam family protests, demands release of kin

Family members of one of the south Kashmir’s two boys arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday in Deoband, staged a protest at Press Colony here on Saturday for release of their kin.
Kulgam family protests, demands release of kin
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Family members of one of the south Kashmir's two boys arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on Friday in Deoband, staged a protest at Press Colony here on Saturday for release of their kin.

During the protest, the family members also alleged that their son has been wrongly implicated by the police because of "false identity".

They said the name of their kin is Nawaaz Ahmed Teli, while the police have wrongly identified him as "Shahnawaaz Ahmed Teli" which he is not.

Showing his school documents where his name is recorded as "Nawaaz Ahmed Teli", his brother said, "My brother has wrongly been implicated because of false identity. He is innocent and has no record of any anti-social activity."

The family members said their son had gone there for religious education in 2017 and was living in rented room outside Darul Uloom.

"He couldn't get regular admission in the institute because he had arrived there late due to his health issues when the admissions had already been closed.

"But there is a provision for such students who arrive late and cannot get the admission on regular basis. As per that provision these candidates can sit in the classes and attain the education without being admitted on regular basis," said Aejaz Ahmed, maternal uncle of the arrested boy.

The family members said that they got to know about the arrest of their son through his classmates.

"We went to the concerned police station and other police officials who assured of help, we don't want him to be jailed for something which he hasn't done, he is totally innocent," said a relative.

Uttar Pradesh police had on Friday claimed that "Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli" from Kulgam and another youth, identified as Aqib Ahmad Malik of Pulwama, were arrested in Deoband for alleged JeM links.

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