Agra court extends remand of three Kashmiri students

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A court in the Agra city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has extended the judicial remand of three Kashmiri students, who were arrested for allegedly cheering Pakistan’s victory and sharing pro-Pakistan posts after Pakistan defeated India in the ICC T20 World Cup match, last month.

The three Kashmiri youth, Arsheed Yusuf, Inayat Altaf Sheikh and Showkat Ahmed Ghani, are students of the Raja Balwant Singh Engineering College in Agra.

They were booked under various sections of In-dian Penal Code (IPC) and the IT Act by the Agra police on October 25, a day after the match.

They were attacked by the Hindu extremists when they were being presented before a court while different associations of lawyers in Agra refused to represent them.

The Allahabad high court has fixed December 10 as the next date of hearing into the students’ petition, seeking transfer of the case from Agra to Mathura.

The petition seeking transfer of the case was filed by Mathura-based lawyer Madhuvan Dutt Chaturvedi raising concerns over the security of his clients who were attacked on the court premises, earlier.—INP

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