KUSU asks students to resume classes


Srinagar, Apr 20: In a relief to the otherwise sinking situation, the Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) has called upon the student community to resume their classes “after a successful display of resistance, unity and valor”.
A statement issued by the KUSU said the student reaction to Pulwama raids were “exemplary”.
“The protests in solidarity with the students assaulted by forces at Pulwama Degree College was not only exemplary but a historic message put across the globe that the struggle of right to self-determination is deep rooted in the conscience of every man, woman and youth of Jammu and Kashmir,” the brief statement issued by the KUSU said.
“It should be kept in mind that while resuming class work the students should make resistance against India a way of life and raise voice against the oppression whenever needed or necessary,” the statement added.
The statement came after massive reaction to Pulwama police raids almost crumbled the academic space of Kashmir forcing government to close down the colleges and the universities.
“The treachery of the oppressive state mechanism have already begun its co-optive measures to subvert our just struggle for freedom from India by creating various youth and students organisations linked directly to pro-India political parties or in the form of shadowy extensions,” the statement said. “The students should be vigilant and wary of such divisive attempts by the state so that they do not let lose their deceitfulness over the campus activities.”
KUSU has also cautions students to be wary against any attempts of fund-raising in the name of students injured since Monday.