The lawyers’ associations in Agra have decided not to provide legal assistance to the three Kashmiri students who were charged with sedition after they allegedly cheered Pakistan’s win against India in a T-20 World Cup match.
Chaturvedi is fighting the case of 26-year-old Ph.D scholar Atiq-ur Rehman, Masood Ahmad and Mohammad Alam, who were booked for sedition and under UAPA along with journalist Siddique Kappan while going to meet the family of the Hathras victim.
Lawyers, meanwhile, issued a statement that no help will be provided to ‘those who go against the country’.
“These students got admission under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) in India to build their careers and they were cheering for the neighbouring country against their nation,” said Nitin Verma, president of Youth Lawyers’ Association (Agra division).
President of Agra Advocate Association, Sunil Sharma, said students should have focused on their studies instead of ‘indulging in anti-national activities’.ensure safety of their students.”—GK