According to ANI, Aligarh Muslim University rolled back on the decision of suspending two Kashmiri students. The students were punished with a suspension for paying the funeral prayers for militant Mannan Bashir Wani who got associated with Hizbul Mujahideen and was a former student of AMU.
The university administration had constituted a fact-finding committee of three members and it concluded that the suspension of the students was not justified for funeral prayers. AMU Public Relations Officer Omar Peerzada said in a statement.
Mannan Bashir Wani, the killed militant, was a scholar at AMU before joining the militant group in January. Last week, he was killed along with one of his companion from Hizbul Mujahideen in an encounter in Handwara town. After the information of Wani’s death crawled in the university premise, the Kashmiri students scheduled a meeting near the library area.
Accroding to university’s spokesperson Professor Shafey Kidwai, the Kashmiri students were stopped by the university staff and student union leaders when they were paying the funeral prayers. In fact, there was an exchange of heated words.
There students have also been accused for agitation, including the two suspended students. On Monday, the party chief of Peoples Democratic Party Mehbooba Mufti advocated acquittal of agitation charges and suspension order revocation. The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, in a tweet, said that the central government should intervene to approve the case acquittal against the students and AMU administration should revoke the suspension. She also urged the respective state government to act more sensitively towards bringing back the normalcy to avoid further alienation.
On Sunday, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said that the administration is concerned about the safety of Kashmiri students and had a discussion with UP government regarding the same.