Owaisi urges Centre, AMU VC to take Kashmiri students’ threats seriously

Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor Tariq Mansoor to take serious cognizance of the threat issued by Kashmiri students.

Around 1,200 Kashmiri students studying in AMU have reportedly threatened to leave their studies midway if the sedition charges against three of them were not dropped.

“It is very unfortunate that students want to leave midway. AMU Vice Chancellor, teachers, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Ministry of Home Affairs officials should resolve this issue. I hope this will be taken seriously,” Owaisi said here.

In a letter addressed to the Vice Chancellor, AMU students union’s former vice-president Sajjad Rathar have asserted, “If this vilification does not stop, more than 1,200 Kashmiri students will leave for their homes in the Kashmir Valley on October 17 as the last option.”

Three Kashmiri students of AMU were reportedly booked on sedition charges for allegedly raising anti-India slogans and trying to hold a prayer meeting to mourn the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Bashir Wani.