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Detained in Agra, the families of Kashmiri students appeal for their release

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


The family of a Kashmiri student, who was arrested along with two other students in Agra for supporting the Pakistani cricket team, have staged a protest in Srinagar on Friday and have said that the government should forgive him if he has committed any mistake as they have been able to manage his education under hardships.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the family members of Showkat Ahmad Ganie from Bandipora assembled at Srinagar’s press enclave here.

The family said that their son, who has been arrested for allegedly celebrating Pakistan team’s win over India in World T20 cup, is studying in Agra college.

“We belong to a poor family and the government has helped our ward to study in an outside college,” the family said.

Hafeeza, mother of Showkat, appealed to the government to forgive her son if he has committed any mistake. “My son is my only hope and I can’t see him behind the bars,” she said.

She appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to personally intervene and ensure immediate release of her son on humanitarian grounds.

Pertinently, three Kashmiri students were booked and arrested for allegedly cheering for the Pakistani team’s win over India in a recent cricket match in World T20 Cup.

With KNO inputs

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