Srinagar, Mar13: Police has lodged an FIR against a group of students of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) for raising “anti-national” slogans.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Rajouri, Kishore Manhas, said the students assembled in the campus on Monday morning and started raising “anti-national slogans like ‘we want freedom’ and ‘Pakistan Zindabad’.”
Manhas said the FIR has been lodged under RPC sections 154A and 124 A.
“The investigation is on and arrests will be made in future,” he said.
A student, pleading anonymity, said they attended their classes in time.
“We assembled in the morning and offered prayers in absentia. Soon after, we went to the classes,” he said.
He said not just Kashmiris but the students from Poonch district also took part in the funeral prayers.
“Poonch students also were also there. They knew what type of person was Eisa Fazili was. They even showed sympathies for him,” he said.
“In the evening, some sloganeering was carried out, but that stopped after some time.”
“The Police didn’t arrive in the campus. It is being said that the police has been identifying the students and FIR has been lodged against those, who, as per police, asked the students to boycott the classes. Nobody asked us to boycott the classes. We fail to understand as to why the FIR has been lodged,” he said.
Professor Mohammad Asger, Dean Students, said, “In the morning, prayers were held in absentia, but later everything was normal.”
“We didn’t write anything to Police. I didn’t come across the news that FIR has been lodged,” he said.
Eisa who was killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Hakura village in district Anantnag along with other two associates
He was a B Tech student of BGSBU and had joined the militancy last year.