Four students face sedition charges, man thrashed in aftermath of Pulwama attack


Muslims in Kashmir in parts of the country said on Sunday they were facing a backlash, three days after a suicide bomber attacked a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and killed 40 people. A man beaten in New Delhi for allegedly increasing attacks. -India slogans in a charged environment.

In another case, four paramedic students in Rajasthan were accused of sedition for posting on social networks after last week’s terrorist attack in Jammu and the Pulwama of Kashmir.

The administration in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under the governor’s government, reviewed the safety of the state’s youth studying in different parts of the country after the reported riots. The J & K authorities are in constant contact with the different states, which have ensured adequate security for the students, said one official.

The Central Reserve Police Force, the paramilitary force that was attacked by a suicide bomber in the attack on February 14, warned people against what they said was false news “about harassment” of Kashmiri students spread by some people. “… The CRPF helpline has consulted about complaints about harassment and found them incorrect. These are attempts to invoke hatred. Please, DO NOT circulate those messages. ”

In a previous tweet that was republished on the official Twitter account of the CRPF, the force said: “Students and the general public in Kashmir, currently outside of Kashmir, can contact @CRPFmadadgaar on the toll-free number 14411 or send us a SMS to 7082814411 for quick assistance in case you face any difficulty / harassment “.

In Jaipur, Rajasthan, four paramedical students of Kashmiri origin faced sedition charges and were suspended from a private institute for allegedly celebrating the Pulwama attack by posting an “anti-national” message on WhatsApp, officials said.

The authorities of the National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) told second-year students Talveen Manzoor, Iqra, Zohra Nazir and Uzma Nazir that their “act is serious and of a serious nature”. The case against them was filed after a complaint from the university. The students were enrolled in sections 124A (sedition), 153A (promotion of enmity) of the IPC and other provisions of the Information Technology (IT) Act.

The Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh has also suspended a Kashmiri university student for his alleged objectionable tweet about the Pulwama attack. He has also issued a notice to his Kashmiri students, asking them not to “move out of campus” as a precautionary measure.

In Karnataka, a teacher from a private school in Karnataka was arrested for allegedly praising Pakistan. Jilekha Bi from the school in Shivapura in Belagavi was held on Saturday night after a post on social networks, authorities said. She is the second person arrested in the state in a case of this type after the strike on Thursday, claimed by Jaish-e-Mohammad, based in Pakistan.

A university student from Kashmiri was arrested on Saturday for allegedly calling the attacker Jaish.

A group of people who had gathered there to mourn the killing of the CRPF soldiers beat a 28-year-old Kashmiri man who allegedly shouted slogans against India at the Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Madhur Verma, DCP, New Delhi, identified the man as Adil Hussain, resident of Hazratbal and travel agent.

“He arrived in Kashmir on Saturday. “He was drunk at the time of the incident and he appears mentally unconscious,” Verma said. No first information report (FIR) was registered against Hussain, who was beaten and kicked by the people before the police rescued him.

In Uttarakhand, which is home to many Kashmiri students, the situation remained tense.

Ashok Kumar, DGP (law and order), said that the authorities took the necessary measures and deployed personnel in and around the educational institutes. Kumar also appealed to the students of Kashmiri to be cautious when posting messages on social networks. Police in Madhya Pradesh instructed all district police officers to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students.

On Sunday, the Kashmir valley closed as a sign of protest against the alleged attacks and harassment of Kashmiris outside the region. All prominent political and separatist leaders spoke out against these incidents, with the former prime minister and leader of the National Conference, Omar Abdullah, warning that these actions will further alienate the Kashmiris.