Srinagar: Students at Kashmir University in Srinagar on Tuesday held a rally to protest against the police crackdown on JNU students. They also launched a signature campaign to express solidarity with the JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar and also the Valley-born SAR Gilani, a former professor at Delhi University arrested in connection with a recent event at the Press Club of India where anti-national slogans were allegedly raised and who was subsequently booked on sedition charges.
Scores of male and female students marched within the picturesque campus of Kashmir’s main and oldest university on the western shore of Srinagar’s Dal Lake, carrying banners which read “Kanhaiya Kumar; the voice of justice” and “Prof. SAR Gilani; the voice of the voiceless prisoners.”
Some of the placards in their hands had, “Don’t label students as terrorists”, “We stand for freedom of speech and expression”, “We stand in solidarity with JNU” and “The hanging of Afzal Guru was travesty of justice” written on them.
The protesting students also raised pro-freedom slogans and condemned alleged harassment of Kashmiri students at the hands of Delhi Police. As the signature campaign kick started on the lawns in front of imposing...