A student of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was booked and later suspended, and two students of private institutes in Uttarkhand were suspended following remarks they allegedly made against Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers killed in an attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday. All three students are from Kashmir.
Senior superintendent of police, Agra, Akash Kulhary said a case was lodged against B.Sc student Basim Hilal after the cyber and media cells of the district police noticed an objectionable tweet. “When we checked, we found the account closed. The case was lodged on complaint of in-charge of media cell under relevant sections of the Information Technology Act (for objectionable post) and Indian Penal Code (for hurting religious sentiments),” he said.
Soon after the case was registered, AMU’s public relation officer Omar S Peerzada said the student of B. Sc. (Maths) was suspended on Friday. “The comment tarnished image of Aligarh Muslim University and created disharmony in its peaceful academic atmosphere and therefore violated provisions of AMU students’ conduct and discipline rules,” he said.
In Dehradun, two Kashmiri students studying in private colleges of the city were suspended for their alleged remarks on the Pulwama attack following protests by right-wing groups. The state police said it will ensure the safety of Kashmiri students.