Kashmiri Student Arrested In HP For Making 'Anti-National' Remarks

SHIMLA — A Kashmiri student of a private university in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district was "rusticated" and later arrested for allegedly making anti-national remarks on social media, police said Sunday.

Tahseen Gul of Srinagar was arrested Saturday as he had made some "anti-national" remarks on photo-video sharing app Instagram, Baddi Superintendent of Police Rohit Malpani said.

He was studying at the Chitkara University located on Pinjore-Nalagarh national highway in Baddi tehsil of Solan district.

The Kashmiri student allegedly glorified suicide attacker Adil Ahmad Dar, who was behind the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed last Thursday.

A case was registered on the basis of a complaint by the university administration, a police official said.

In the complaint, Dean Administration, Chitkara University, Col AK Chauhan (retired) alleged that Gul posted some anti-national remarks on social media "creating a tense situation" in the campus, the police official added.

The Baddi SP told PTI that the Kashmiri student was "rusticated" by the university and was further handed over to the police for legal action.

Subsequently, he was arrested and a First Information Report (FIR) under section 153 B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national-integration) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against him at Barotiwala police station, he said.

The matter is under investigation, the SP said.

Kashmiri man beaten up, detained for raising 'anti-India' slogans

A 28-year-old Kashmiri man was beaten up by public before being detained on Sunday allegedly for raising "anti-India" slogans during a protest against the Pulwama militant attack at Jantar Mantar here, police said.

The man, identified as Abid Hussain, had come from Kashmir on Saturday, they added.

Hussain was at Jantar Mantar where he was beaten up by public for allegedly raising "anti-India" slogans, police said.

He has been detained and is being interrogated, Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) said.

Hussain was under the influence of alcohol, he said.

Hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered at India Gate and Jantar Mantar on Sunday to hold candle light marches to express solidarity with the families of the CRPF jawans killed in the Pulwama attack.

As the protests continued for the third day on Sunday, police enhanced security in the national capital with special deployments in the protest areas.

Students, corporate employees and members of social organisations gathered at the two venues demanding that Pakistan be given a "befitting reply" in the wake of the Pulwama attack.


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