Arrested Kashmiri students released: DGP
SHABIR IBN YUSUF
Srinagar, Feb 13: Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Prasad has said that the Kashmir students who were detained in Dehradun on Tuesday have been released.
“They have been released. They were in preventive custody,” DGP told Greater Kashmir adding that they were carrying a protest march near Shiv Sena office.
Earlier in the morning Minister of State (MoS) Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitcloo said that J&K Government has asked the Director General of Police (DGPs) all states not to harass the Kashmirs.
Kitchloo said that he spoke to J&K DGP in the morning soon after he read news of arrests in Greater Kashmir. “I told him to talk his counterpart and get the boys released,” he added.
The Minister said that Government has also asked the authorities in other states not to harass the Kashmiris. “We have told them and I hope nobody will be harassed onwards,” Kitchloo said. Pertinently, more than a dozen Kashmiri students studying in Dehradun were arrested by police Tuesday morning. The students were arrested when they were going to offer funeral prayers in absentia for Muhammad Afzal Guru in Parade Ground.
The students said that the arrests have created panic among the student community in Dehradun. They added that police there is on arrest spree.
The students have made an appeal to JK government for relief.
Lastupdate on : Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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