EC Seeks Report On Withdrawal of Charges

SRINAGAR: The 67 students suspended by Swami Vivekanand Subharti University (SVSU) Meerut for cheering Pakistan side during the Asia Cup cricket match on Sunday last, will be joining the institute after Holi, an official of the NGO dealing with admissions under central schemes said on Saturday.

Rabia Baji, chairperson All India Centre for Urban and Rural Development (AICURD), which facilitates the admission of Kashmiri students in professional colleges across India under the Prime Minister's special scholarship scheme, said over phone from Meerut that she has sorted out the issue with the University administration. She said case against the students have been dropped after University officials withdrew their complaint.

“I met the Vice Chancellor of the University and urged them to take all the steps for the welfare of the students. The University has withdrawn the complaint. There are no cases against Kashmir students now,” she said, adding” Some people tried to draw political mileage from this issues. No political party should play with the career of the students,”

However, contradicting the claims of AICURD chairperson, police said that the case has not been closed and the investigations were still in progress.

“We’ll act as per the law. The investigations into the case will go on. There is no question to close the case. The law will take its own course,” said Senior Superintendent of police (SSP) Meerut, Onkar Singh. 

On BJP's complaint, the Election Commission has also sought a report from the district administration of Meerut in connection with dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri students.

"The district magistrate of Meerut has been asked to submit a reply on the dropping of sedition charges against Kashmiri youths," Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of the state Umesh Sinha said.

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