Paramedic students on road, seek classmates release

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Mohammad Iqbal Mir

Srinagar, Sep 18: Paramedical students on Tuesday staged a protest in Srinagar to demand the release of their classmate Muhammad Iqbal who was detained by police on Srinagar-Jammu highway on September 13.
Nursing students stage protest in Srinagar seek the release of Classmate
The students, holding placards reading ‘Release Iqbal’, ‘Iqbal is innocent’, ‘Where is the brother of 7 sisters’, assembled at press enclave here and chanted slogans in favour of Iqbal, a resident of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
Iqbal, according to the police, was detained on September 12 from a truck in which three militants of Jaish-e-Muhammad were travelling before being killed in a gunfight a day later.
“Iqbal had gone to Jammu for medical purposes as his father is suffering from cancer. He has seven sisters, he can’t do this. We know him; the allegations against him are totally baseless,” Ishrat, one of the students said.
Iqbal, a resident of Futlipora village in Pakherpora area of Budgam, last attended his class on September 9, they said.
The protesting students appealed the governor to immediately release Iqbal.