Protest in KU: Students Seek Tahir’s Release, VC’s Intervention


Srinagar:- Scores of Kashmir University students on Tuesday held a protest demonstration in University campus demanding release of MERC student, Tahir Hussain Mir, who has been detained under Public Safety Act.


Reports said that a large number of students assembled in University premises and raised pro-freedom slogans. They sought the intervention of Vice Chancellor in ensuring the early release of Tahir.


A resident of Bandipora in northern part of Kashmir, Tahir, 24, was arrested in September 2016 for what police termed “disrupting law and order and stone pelting”. He was slapped with the draconian public safety act.


A son of a late police constable, Tahir is presently lodged in Central Jail Srinagar.


He was also sacked from his job in the state education department where he had been working as a laboratory assistant. 


Tahir, was arrested from his residence during the summer uprising of 2016. He was first lodged in Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu and was shifted to Central Jail Srinagar for his exams on the court orders.


There are 13 FIR’s registered against him for organizing pro-freedom rallies in Bandipore town during the summer uprising of 2016.


According to his family members, Tahir has already missed the 2nd semester examination due prolonged detention.


Talking to Kashmir Observer Chief Procter of KU, Naseer Iqbal said, we are investigating the nature of the case and accordingly will take up the issue with the concerned authorities,”


When contacted to Minister for education, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari said, “I have throat infection can’t talk,”


Pertinently, Tahir’s handcuffed photographs went viral on social networking sites last week when he was brought to appear for his Ist Semester examinations.

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