Kashmiri students silent’ sufferers in New Delhi

New Delhi, February 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): Students from occupied Kashmir at Jawaharlal Nehru University are a scared lot today after the row over an event on its campus against the hanging of Afzal Guru as police have been quietly approaching them in their rented accommodations and subjecting them to questioning.

After the February 9 incident, police is believed to have collected the names of Kashmiri students which sound similar to the names of the organisers of the Guru event. “I woke up to two policemen knocking at my door earlier this week. They asked objectionable questions and also wanted to know whether I was in touch with any of the students they are looking for in connection with the event.

“They asked me whether I was present there on February 9? Why did I attend the programme and much more. They even asked for my passport and other ID proof,” said a female JNU Kashmiri student who resides in south Delhi.

A student who lives in a JNU hostel said, “Police have gone to my house in Kashmir for some verification during which they enquired about my presence in JNU. My parents are now pressuring me to come back.” Police in Delhi and Kashmir are maintaining silence on the matter and did not wish to come on record on why they were quizzing Kashmiri students.

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