KU Student Booked For ‘Unlawful Activities’

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Srinagar: A Kashmir University student from south Kashmir’s Shopian district has been arrested in a case filed against him under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), two years ago.

26-year-old Aaqib Ahmed Malik of Aglar village of Shopian was summoned on Friday by police for questioning in a case registered in 2018 under section 13 of Unlawful Activities Act at the Police Station Nigeen here, reports said. A post-graduate biochemistry student, Malik was detained by the police on Saturday after his alleged role in Unlawful Activities was established.

“A case Fir No 68/2018 under section 13 of Unlawful Activities Act stands registered at Police Station Nigeen. The role of the student has been established and subsequently he has been detained,” an official told local news agency KNT.

Meanwhile, Malik’s family suspect that he has been detained over a protest he held at the KU hostel over poor quality of food.

“He was at home for the past three months and was called by SHO Nigeen to reach the police station, where he was arrested. He had protested in 2018 against the bad quality of food served at the KU hostel,” Malik’s brother Faizan Mushtaq, was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.

“He had raised his voice against corruption in the varsity and that is why he has been arrested,” he added.

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