Mehbooba demands release of Kashmiri students arrested in India

Srinagar, October 28 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President, Mehbooba Mufti, Thursday demanded immediate release of three Kashmiri students arrested from a college in Agra for allegedly posting a WhatsApp status praising Pakistan players after victory against India in a T20 World Cup cricket match.

The Kashmiris students studying at Raja Balwant Singh Management Technical Campus were arrested on Wednesday evening following an FIR lodged against them.

In a tweet, Mehbooba Mufti said the crackdown on Kashmiri students both within IIOJK and outside is reprehensible. She said the situation in IIOJK after two years of suppression should have been an eye-opener for New Delhi and lead to course correction but BJP’s pseudo patriotism disregards the idea of India.

The PDP chief also tagged a media report quoting Agra college authorities, which claimed that there were no anti-India slogans raised on the campus. The report also claimed that the college authorities had complained against BJP workers for allegedly putting pressure on them.