Govt advisory on admissions in PaK colleges an unreasonable diktat: Mirwaiz

Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Wednesday said the cautioning of Kashmiri students from taking admission in colleges in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) was an “unreasonable diktat”

In a statement, the Mirwaiz said that the government should not play politics with the career of Kashmiri students.

“Those in power should not play politics with the career of Kashmiri students and take back this unreasonable diktat,” Mirwaiz said.

He said that the decision is unfortunate and politicisation of education violates the fundamental right of students to seek education anywhere on the globe.

“The decision has put the career of those studying in Pak in jeopardy and uncertainty,” Mirwaiz said.

He said the Kashmiri students, like students worldwide, have every right to study anywhere they choose.

“Barring students from seeking admission in educational institutions of Pakistan administered Kashmir which is part of entire J&K, of which they are state subjects, makes no sense,” Mirwaiz said.

Mirwaiz said after suspension of cross LoC trade, that has greatly affected the traders and those associated with it and the economy, this is another “regressive move” adversely affecting the students of the state this time.