Srinagar, Oct 29: National Conference (NC) Friday expressed dismay over slashing of sedition charges on Kashmiri students in J&K and other parts of the country following the India-Pakistan cricket match during the ongoing T20 World Cup.
A statement of NC issued here said that calling the slashing of sedition charges on Kashmiri students studying in J&K and Agra on their reported cheering for the neighbouring country on its victory in a cricket match “ridiculous”, NC spokesman Imran Nabi Dar said that the measures reek of utter misuse of the law.
“There wasn’t any call of violence or public disorder in the purported videos of the students celebrating the victory. One may agree with them or not. But dragging the entire thing into the political arena is outlandish. Why only Kashmiri students are subjected to such unwarranted exceptionalism? They could have been counseled and let go with a warning. This is not the way to be friends with the Kashmir youngsters. Fostering friendships requires handshakes, not handcuffs,” he said.