KU calls in parents, asks them to take care of children

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Srinagar: After failing to pacify enraged students for over a week now, Kashmir University authorities finally sought help of parents of the students  on Monday.

KU witnessed violent protests against the arrest of a student Muzamil Farooq Dar last week. Dar was arrested the next day, when students staged nocturnal protest against the Govt sponsored Yoga Day on June 21.

University sources said that the internal security wing of Kashmir University (KU) had identified some 16 students who vehemently participated in recent protest marches inside the varsity.

Sources said that the KU officials (Academic Affairs) called the parents of all these 16 students and asked them to reign in their wards. “We have identified 16 trouble mongers and their parents were asked to report in the University. We warn them and advise them to take good care of their children,” said an official.

Dean Academic Affairs Kashmir University Muhamamd Ashraf Wani told CNS that it was not a meeting but a counseling session. “Parents were advised to look after their children in a better way. They were asked to impress upon their children to concentrate on studies and keep themselves aloof from other activities,” Wani said. 

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