Srinagar, Aug 11: Appealing to Karnataka Chief Minister to drop sedition charges on three Kashmiri students, Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) on Tuesday described the charges as baseless and concocted leveled against them after a doctored video was uploaded on social media.
Spokesperson of JKSA Nasir Khuehami in a statement here this afternoon said that students body has written a letter to Karnataka Chief minister B S Yediyurappa and urged him to drop sedition charges against 3 kashmiri students, revoke their Suspension and rransfer their Colleges from Hubbali to Banglore City.
He said three Kashmiri students belonging to very poor families were arrested in Hubbali city of Dharwad District on Sedition Charges after an alleged video went viral on social Media. They were admitted in the K LE Institute of Technology Hubbali under PMSSS, an initiative of AICTE Government of India. Students were suspended by the college authorities on baseless and Concocted allegations leveled against them after a doctored video uploaded on social media. He said the video was falsely attributed to them resulting in their Career assassination.
He said that, all three Students were called by the Police Authorities for questioning and later on were released. However, after protests by right wing elements, the students were booked and an unreasonable case was framed against them, Despite the whole act being a conspiracy to threaten their lives and murdered their career prospects, he alleged.
Spokesperson said that, the whole act is a conspiracy to destroy career and put the lives of students at risk. All the three students have always worked for the dignity, communal harmony and have always abided by demonstrating the sprit of showing love for the country which attests the fact that all three students are innocents and have not commited any offense whatsoever. The students should not be deprived of the Fundamental right to Education which the constitutional of India uphold against all the odds, he added
He added that the Sedition charge against them is an unacceptable harsh punishment framed under baseless allegations which will ruin their future and will further alienate them. The Charges will have serious psyco-somatic consequences on the students, hence should be immediately withdrawn. Earlier the students were lodged in jail for long six months and due to the prevailing situation of Covid-19, their family members were worried as their health was deteriorating each day and their living conditions and mental anguish was-in hard to explain, he added further.
He requested Mr Yediyurappa to urgently look into the matter and kindly give a chance to the students to continue their studies and restore their faith in the ethical standing of your Institution and the fair constitution of India. The students have no other source of income to continue their education except the scholarship Provided under PMSSS in their Favour.