Mehbooba demands release of Kashmiri students arrested from Agra college

Mehbooba demands release of Kashmiri students arrested from Agra college
Mehbooba Mufti while addressing the party workers In Jammu. Mir Imran / GK File

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti Thursday demanded immediate release of Kashmiri students arrested from a college in Agra for allegedly posting a WhatsApp status praising Pakistan players after victory against India in a T20 World Cup cricket match.

The students of Raja Balwant Singh Management Technical Campus in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra were arrested on Wednesday evening following an FIR lodged against them at the Jagdishpura Police Station, a Police official said.

“Crackdown on Kashmiri students both within J&K and outside is reprehensible. Situation in J&K after two years of suppression should have been an eye-opener for GoI and lead to course correction. BJP's pseudo patriotism disregards the idea of India. Release these students immediately,” the PDP president tweeted.

The former chief minister also tagged a media report quoting Agra college authorities, which claimed that there were no anti-national slogans raised on the campus.

The report also claimed that the college authorities had complained against BJP workers for allegedly “putting pressure on them”.

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