ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday revoked the suspension of two students from Jammu and Kashmir.
In total, three students were suspended on charges of trying to organise a condolence meeting on the AMU campus for slain Hizbul commander Manaan Bashir Wani.
AMU PRO Omar Peerzada confirmed the news, saying: “Yes, the suspension has been revoked. We will also convey the report of our fact-finding team to the district administration so that they can take a call on quashing the FIR too. We have always said and we reiterate that no student will be victimised by the administration.”
Earlier in the day, AMU vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor had clarified that the administration had not slapped sedition charges against any Kashmiri student. “The imposition of sedition charges comes under district administration. We have requested the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter and spare those who are innocent.”
In the wake of the report that the students were charged with sedition for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, around 1,200 Kashmiri students had threatened to leave the courses they were pursuing at the AMU.
Meanwhile, AMU Students Union former vice-president Sajjad Rathar said: “We have nothing to do with the revocation of suspension. That’s an internal matter. Our main demand was the quashing of the FIR that contains sedition charges. Our protest continues, we will go back tomorrow.”
Notably, Wani, who hailed from Lolab area of Kupwara, was an AMU research scholar who had joined terrorist ranks in January this year. He was killed in an encounter by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
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