The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday revoked the suspension of two Kashmiri students after the fact finding committee gave them a clean chit on the grounds of lack of evidence to prove that they were involved in raising of azadi slogans in the campus. The sedition case against them, however, hasn’t been withdrawn yet.
Escalating the face-off in the Aligarh Muslim University over Azadi slogans, over 1200 Kashmiri students in the University, on Monday, threatened exodus if sedition charges against two students are not dropped. In a letter to AMU Vice-Chancellor, former vice-president of AMU students union, Sajjad Rathar said, “If this vilification does not stop, more than 1,200 Kashmiri students will leave for their homes in the Kashmir Valley on October 17 as a last option."
The former vice-president of AMU students union while terming the sedition charges as "vendetta", said, "The option of holding Namaaz-e-Janaza (prayer meeting) in absentia was dropped after the AMU authorities did not give the permission.
The letter was handed over to AMU Proctor Mohsin Khan in presence of large number of Kashmiri students at his office on Saturday night.
This came after three Kashmiri students of the AMU were suspended after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for the neutralized terrorist Manan Wani. Later, the AMU issued a show cause notice against eight students, out of which two of the students were suspended.
Meanwhile, Jammu-Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik has reacted to the issue and assured the youth that his administration has taken up the concern for the well-being of the Kashmiri students studying in Aligarh Muslim University with their administrative counterparts in Uttar Pradesh so that students can carry on with their studies in a safe and secure environment.
Top Hizbul Commander Manan Wani was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Handwara area of North Kashmir on October 11. Two more terrorists were gunned down in the same encounter