ANC Probes Eflu Suicide

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HYDERABAD: Jammu and Kashmir Awami National Conference vice president Muzaffar Shah visited the English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) on Tuesday, and recorded the statements of students over Kashmiri Ph.D. scholar Mudasir Kamran’s suicide on March 2.

Shah spoke to students and made notes on of their recollections about the incident. Student representatives from the ‘Struggle Committee for Justice for Mudasir Kamran’ told Mr. Shah that Mudasir was upset after being summoned to the police station and being called ‘mentally ill’ and ‘retarded’ by university Proctor Harish Vijra.

Contrary to Prof. Vijra’s description, Mudasir was a normal and simple person, students recalled, and attributed his suicide to the university’s mishandling of the issue. Had Mudasir been mentally ill, he should have been sent for counselling, and not to the police station, they contended.

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