Srinagar, July 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the students of Kashmir University’s Media Education Research Centre (MERC) have said that the police have illegally detained one of their colleagues.
The students from MERC told media persons at Press Enclave in Srinagar that the police was attempting to frame Peerzada Mohammad Iqbal, a 1st semester student, in some fictitious case.
“On July 18 (Wednesday), Iqbal received a call from Ram Munshi Bagh Police station when he was in the classroom,” a student of the department said. “The caller asked him to visit the police station the same day,” he added.
The students said that Iqbal informed his family and took his uncle along to the police station in the evening the same day. “However, he was detained there while his uncle was asked to leave,” they said, adding that Iqbal continues to be under detention.
“On Friday, we were astonished to see anti-India and pro-stone pelting status update on Iqbal’s Facebook account,” said a student. “How come Iqbal, who is under police detention and has no access to the Internet, can use the Facebook in custody,” the students asked.
“It is police who are uploading such status on Iqbal’s FB account which can be used to book him later on,” they said. “We fear that police is trying to build some false case against him,” they added.
The students threatened to boycott classes and launch an agitation in the campus if Iqbal was not released by Monday.