Kashmiri students protest at AMU campus against sedition charges, harassment

Kashmiri students protest at AMU campus against sedition charges, harassment
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Srinagar, Oct 16: Kashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University organised a day-long sit-in protest in the campus on Tuesday against slapping of sedition charges on three students and alleged harassment by local authorities.
On Saturday, sedition cases were registered against the three students for allegedly raising “anti-India” slogans and trying to hold a prayer meeting for scholar militant Manan Bashir Wani, an aluminous of the varsity who was killed in an encounter with the government forces in north Kashmir, reports had said.
“Police filed an FIR against Wasim Malik, Abdul Mir, and one unnamed person. They have been identified on the basis of a video recording,” a news gatherer quoted Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police Ajai Sahni as saying.
The protesting students said that if the sedition charges were not withdrawn, more than 1,200 Kashmiri students would leave the campus on October 17 after presenting their case during the alumni meet on October 16, as part of the Sir Syed Day celebration.