To express sympathy and solidarity with the bereaved families of the 05 civilians killed recently in north Kashmir and with the students who were brutally beaten to pulp in different colleges and universities and were later expelled outside Kashmir over the National Institute of Technology (NIT) row, all Jammu and Kashmir Students Union (AJKSU) held a candlelight vigil at Lal Chowk Srinagar which saw the participation of dozens of students throughout the Kashmir valley.
The protestors carrying candles in hands, warned the government of India of serious repercussions if the Kashmiri students studying outside state were not given adequate protection or their careers damaged.
Speaking on the occasion, President AJKSU Syed Tajamul Imran said that it was the moral and legal responsibility of the State Governments to ensure the safety of the Kashmiri students studying in various educational institutions outside the Kashmir valley.
He said besides the setup of Helpline numbers Govt failed to provide security to the Kashmiri students pursuing degrees out the Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Police helpline, despite receiving their report has not been able to take any action.
Commenting over the recent killings of innocent unarmed civilians at Handwara and Kupwara besides human rights violations in entire Kashmir, Tajamul Imran said the need of the hour was to take stern action against the culprits involved in crime.
Prominent Human Rights Activisit Khuram Parvaiz, Journalists Bilal Bashir Bhat, Mehboob Makhdomi, Father of martyred youth Wamiq Farooq also participated in the vigil.
Besides dozens of students from nook and corner of the valley, senior members of AJKSU Junaid Dar, Musheer-ul-Haq, Asif Wani, Seerat Rather, Rameez Bhat, Mir Suhail, Babaak Umar, Syed Mouzum, Shabir Rather, Nasir Khumani, Ch Fayaz Karnahi also participated in the vigil.