Family of Kashmiri student arrested stages protest, demands his release

The family of a Kashmiri student from Bandipora district on Friday staged a protest in Srinagar and demanded immediate release of their son who has been arrested under sedition charges in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s T20 cricket match win over India.

“We belong to a poor family and the government has helped our ward to study in outside collegecollege. appealed the government to forgive her son if he has committed any mistake,” Hafeeza, mother of Showkat said.

“My son is my only hope and I can’t see him behind the bars,” she said.

The family which stages a protest at Press Enclave Srinagar today, appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to personally intervene and ensure immediate release of their son on humanitarian grounds.