Three Kashmiri engineering students from the KLE Institute of Technology, who were arrested on sedition charges in Karnataka's Hubli, were produced before the court on Monday. The students, who were arrested for chanting pro-Pakistan slogans, were sent to judicial custody by the court till March 2. Earlier on Sunday, the three Kashmiri students were released by the police after they executed a bond under 169 CrPC.
#WATCH 3 Kashmiri students of KLE Institute of Technology, arrested after their video allegedly with pro-Pak slogans went viral, were produced before a court in Hubli today amid protest by some lawyers & activists of Hindu orgs. They've been sent to judicial custody till March 2. pic.twitter.com/WrwW8HtMIS— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2020
While the three Kashmiri students were being produced before the court, a group of protesters who had gathered outside the court also attempted to attack them. Various lawyers, activists, and Hindu organisations also protested against the arrested engineering students. The students were arrested by the Karnataka Police on Saturday after a video of them raising pro-Pakistan slogans on the first anniversary of the ghastly Pulwamna terrorist attack had gone viral on social media.
The 3 Kashmiri students of KLE Institute of Technology, arrested after their video allegedly with pro-Pakistan slogans went viral, were produced before a court in Hubli today amid protest by lawyers & activists of Hindu orgs. The 3 been sent to judicial custody till March 2nd. https://t.co/zuGhbAGAXO pic.twitter.com/ESUMraEpgz— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2020
The release of the Kashmiri student by the police citing a lack of evidence was criticised by many. Right-wing Hindu group Sri Ram Sene chief Pramod Muthalik was among those who had criticised the police for releasing the youth who allegedly "demonstrated their anti-India vitriol on the first anniversary of Pulwama attack." Police sources said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai too spoke to the police officials about the case.
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