Kashmir University students protest ban on Jama’at, demand immediate revocation


Srinagar: The students of Kashmir University on Wednesday held a strong protest demonstration against the ban on Kashmir’s largest socio-religio-political organization in Jammu and Kashmir.

Dozens of students marched from the varsity’s History department upto Humanities block carrying banners and chanting slogans denouncing the ban on Jama’at.

A student told Kashmir Reader that the protesters later dispersed peacefully at the Humanities block.

Government of India last month imposed a ban on Jama’at for five years for “unlawful association” of having the potential to disrupt the unity and integrity of the country.

Prior to the ban, more than 200 members of JeI were arrested by the state police during raids at their residences including its Ameer Dr Abdul Hameed Fayaz.

The students sought immediate revocation of the ban on Jama’at, the student said.