Delhi police seek questioning of Kashmiri students

New Delhi—Delhi police has approached Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, for questioning some Kashmiri students in connection with the protests at the university last month.
This has created panic among the Kashmiri students in New Delhi who fear witch-hunt by the police. A group of students told media that a police party had approached Proctor’s office of their University a few days ago to seek details about some students including Kashmiris.
“They (police) had named some students and sought cooperation for allowing questioning of some Kashmiri students in connection with the protests in the JNU,” a student wishing anonymity told mediamen.
One of the Kashmiri students sought by the police for questioning said that a few days ago he got a call from the varsity authorities asking him to present himself in the Proctor office.
“I was asked by the authorities whether I had participated in the protests at the JNU. I didn’t participate in the protests. But I was told that police had come to the campus and were looking for me and some other students for questioning,” said the student who is pursuing doctorate degree in the University.
Following the protests in JNU on February 9, many Kashmiri students from JNU, Delhi University and Jamia MIllia Islamia University had returned to the Valley, fearing they might become target of police action because of being Kashmiris.
“The students are now under constant fear owing to the police move,” said another student.—KMS

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