SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra, who is also chancellor of the Kashmir University on Tuesday faced humiliation when scores of university students holding placards with anti-India, pro-Azadi and pro-separatist leaders’ slogans during his visit to the university campus for laying foundation stone of several buildings.
Governor Vohra accompanying KU’s vice chancellor Khurshid Anderabi slowed down his motorcade to read the slogans on the placards and to listen the slogans of agitating students belonging to the Kashmir university students’ union assembled outside the institute of Kashmir studies protesting ostensibly against “killings of civilians and militants” during last few months across the valley.
Reports said, students, holding placards with anti-India slogans written over them, assembled outside the Institute of Kashmir Studies and protested against the recent civilian and militant killings, besides, they also raised pro-Azadi and pro-separatist leaders’ slogans, the eyewitnesses said.
A student, who wanted to remain anonymous said, since the governor is the direct emissary of the government of India in Jammu and Kashmir, therefore, we assembled here to register our protest for “rights violations, killings, tortures and unbridled use of force by its army and other agencies on Kashmiris”.
However, the students dispersed peacefully when the governor Vohra left the campus after laying foundation stone for several buildings on the campus, the reports said.
Meanwhile, jammu and Kashmir police assisted by 29 RR and CRPF on specific information laid a joint Naka at Behrampora Tilgam crossing in Baramulla district on Tuesday and apprehended 3 over ground workers of the militants. The arrested youth were identified as Waseem Ahmed Mir of Andergam Pattan, Umer Hassan Rather of Achabal Sopore and Akif Hussain Rather of Achbal Sopore. Police said that 2 Chinese pistols along with ammunition were recovered from their possession.
“On sustained questioning the trio admitted that they are working for Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and are motivating young boys into militancy,” police statement said.
According to the police statement the trio was for long time acting as conduits of militants in North Kashmir and were playing a major role in motivating young boys to join militancy.
Police said that this network was being spearheaded by Hizbul Mujahideen commander Parvez Wani alias Mubashir of Galoora in Handwara in kupwara district, the statement added.
In an another significant move, the army today released the list of most wanted HM terrorists operating in south Kashmir areas.
Militants on Monday night attacked an army patrol at Drbgam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) Pulwama Choudary Mohammad Aslam said, the army’s 44 RR patrolling party was fired upon by militants at Drabgam. The fire was retaliated, however, there was no injury on the either side, SSP said.