Prof Dr Sheikh Showkat sacked as Kashmir Law College principal



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, in the ongoing drive by Modi-led fascist Indian regime against Kashmiri employees, Professor Dr Sheikh Showkat has been sacked as Principal of the Kashmir Law College, Srinagar, on the concocted charge of having links with pro-freedom organizations.

The main allegation leveled against him is that Dr Sheikh Showkat has been pro-freedom and supporter of the 2016 uprising against India. Besides, he along with top APHC leader, Syed Ali Gilani, prominent Indian writer Arundhati Roy and Prof. SAR Gilani had participated at a convention titled – Azadi – The Only Way at Press Club of India, New-Delhi” in 2016.

The termination letter mentioned that Dr Showkat was one among others who delivered anti-India and pro-freedom speeches at the convention and raised anti-India slogans on the occasion.

The letter read that the administration had started a discreet process of ascertaining full details of the antecedents and past activities of Dr. Sheikh who as per assessment was secretly in touch with elements of Hurriyat network to assist them in building up and sustain a false narrative that no good can happen until J&K is part of India. “Competent authorities are actively considering invoking relevant provisions of pension related laws that authorizes the state to forfeit pension when there is credible evidence of acting as a covert ideologue of liberation networks to justify violence and liberation politics projecting it as moral and desirable.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Showkat while speaking to the media confirmed that he has been relieved from the post of principal of Kashmir Law College. In a response to a question over the reports of his alleged links with the freedom organizations, Dr. Showkat termed the allegations as false.

“I have been serving as an educationalist throughout my life in different institutions, had there been anything like that associated with me, I would not have been in government services; moreover whatever I have written it is available and open to everyone be it media, [local] journals or international journals”, Dr. Showkat added. He said he has come to know about the allegations through the media.—KMS


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