Protests rock KU on fourth consecutive day in IOK

Friday – March 30, 2018
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Kashmir university (KU) witnessed protests on “fourth consecutive day”, on Thursday, over the ‘disappearance’ of a student; a geology pupil, Sameer Ahmad Dar, went missing on March 19th after leaving his Pulwama residence for the KU.

According to Kashmir media service (KMS), the class work in various departments was disrupted as the students left their department and assembled at the lawn of humanities department.

The students marched in protest and demanded the whereabouts of Dar. The protesting students staged a ‘sit-in’ outside KU vice chancellor’s office to press for their demand.

Pertinently, vice chancellor Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi on Wednesday talked to the protesting students and expressed concern over the disappearance of Dar. He informed the students that KU administration was in continuous touch with the IOK police on the matter.

Separately, clashes erupted between protesters and the Indian forces during a cordon search operation in Hajin area of Bandipora district, on Thursday.

The forces launched the operation in Syed Mohalla village of Hajin, early in the morning. The forces’ action forced the local youth to come out of their houses and protest against the operation. They pelted the forces with stones. The troops fired teargas shell on the protesting youth.

Indian army, police and central reserve police force (CRPF) had jointly launched the operation. House-to-house searches were carried out in the area. The operation was called off in view of “stiff resistance” by the youth.