SRINAGAR: The family of a Kashmiri student from Bandipora district on Friday staged a protest in Srinagar and demanded immediate release of their son who has been arrested under sedition charges in Utter Pradesh’s Agra.
The family members of Showkat Ahmad Ganie from Bandipora assembled at Srinagar’s press enclave here.
The family said that their son, who has been arrested for allegedly celebrating Pakistan team’s win over India in the World T20 cup, is studying in Agra college.
“We belong to a poor family and the government has helped our ward to study in outside college,” the family said. Hafeeza, mother of Showkat appealed to the government to forgive her son if he has committed any mistake. “My son is my only hope and I can’t see him behind the bars,” she said.
She appealed to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to personally intervene and ensure the immediate release of her son on humanitarian grounds.
Pertinently, three Kashmiri students were booked and arrested for allegedly cheering for the Pakistani team’s win over India in a recent cricket match in World T20 Cup.—(KNO)