Sedition case: Cops seek AMU explanation on revoked suspension of two students


Written by Manish Sahu
| Lucknow |

Published: October 30, 2018 4:15:08 am


Kashmiri students, Aligarh Muslim University, AMU, Manan Bashir Wani, Hizbul Mujaheedin, Kashmir unrest, Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiri students sedition case Abdul and Waseem are pursuing a PhD in historical past and biochemistry, respectively.

POLICE HAVE sought an explanation from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) over why the suspension of two students was revoked. The two had been booked in a sedition case for allegedly making an attempt to carry funeral prayers on campus after the demise of scholar-turned-militant Mannan Wani on October 11.

They have requested for a report on the college’s inside inquiry carried out by a three-member committee towards Waseem Ayoub Malik and Abdul Haseeb Mir — each had been reinstated on October 16.

“We want to see what evidence and facts are mentioned in the inquiry report that led to cancellation of suspension,” mentioned investigating officer and Civil Lines police SHO Vinod Kumar.

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Abdul and Waseem are pursuing a PhD in historical past and biochemistry, respectively.

“We have requested AMU to provide footage from the CCTV installed near the spot where students had assembled… The video… has been sent to the forensic science laboratory in Agra,” mentioned Kumar.

Kashmiri students have been repeatedly approaching the AMU authorities, demanding that the FIR be quashed.

AMU registrar Abdul Hamid mentioned, “We are providing all possible help for the police investigation…We explained to them (students) that police are conducting the investigation and we cannot do anything.”

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