Mehbooba demands release of Kashmiri students arrested in Agra
By: Tariq Shah VOV
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday has asked the authorities to release the Kashmiri students who have been detained for the charge of celebrating Pak victory in cricket.
She has said that they should be immediately released and just for an alleged post on a WhatsApp status praising Pakistan players does not make them criminal.
Earlier also in a series of tweets she has expressed surprise over the response of the people of Kashmir who were favoring the Pakistani squad in a mere cricket match.
According to PTI in its news report over the arrest of three Kashmiri students it has said in its news report on Thursday as follows.
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 had said
“Crackdown on Kashmiri students both within J&K & outside is reprehensible. Situation in J&K after two years of suppression should’ve been an eye opener for GOI & lead to course correction. BJP’s pseudo patriotism disregards the idea of India. Release these students immediately,” the Peoples Democratic Party (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”.
With PTI inputs