ABVP Seeks Sedition Case Against AMU’s Kashmiri Students for Rally

“Holding a protest against the abrogation of Article 370 is an anti-national act,” an ABVP office bearer said.

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Article 370 was not the glue that kept Jammu and Kashmir with India.

The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad has demanded that a case of sedition be lodged against Kashmiri students studying at Aligarh Muslim University, for a protest march held in the campus against the abrogation of Article 370 on Thursday, 5 September, PTI reported.

“Holding a protest against the abrogation of Article 370 is an anti-national act and the HRD Ministry should order a probe in the entire incident,” said officer bearer Situ Chaudhary.

ABVP members reportedly also burnt an effigy of the AMU vice chancellor, reportedly for allowing the students to hold a demonstration.

“A showcause notice has been issued to the organisers of this protest keeping in view the fact that we have made it mandatory that a permission has to be obtained before holding any protest inside the campus,” AMU Registrar Abdul Hamid told PTI on Saturday. He added that Thursday’s protest was held without due permission.

“According to preliminary reports, the Kashmiri students had gathered near the university canteen on Thursday evening with the objective of drawing the attention of the authorities that they were deeply distressed over the fact that most of them had been unable to contact their families for over a month now and were also facing financial hardships because of the lack of communication,” Hameed added.

He said that the investigation would proceed once replies to the showcause notice had been collected. The AMU registrar said the AMU authorities are monitoring the situation very closely and that there is zero tolerance for any unlawful or anti-national activities in the campus.

(With inputs from PTI)

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