Governor visits KU, faces student protests

FARZANA SYED. Dated: 8/9/2017 2:04:39 PM

SRINAGAR, Aug 8: Jammu and Governor N N Vohra had to face protests from students during his visit to Kashmir University here today. While the Governors cavalcade passed along university campuses, scores of students from the university and Kashmir University Students Union, staged protest demonstration chanting anti-government slogans.
The students were holding placards and decried the killings and excesses committed by the security forces. The students were chanting anti India and anti government slogans. The protesting students said that the protest was held against the continued human rights violations in Kashmir valley by security forces.
"Almost every day there is either a killing or excesses, torture or ransacking of houses in different parts of Kashmir. Excessive force is used on unarmed students. Torture and beating of innocent civilians has become the order of the day while state authorities are watching, relishing the situation like mute spectators," the protesting members of Kashmir University Students Union said.
Kashmir University Students Union (KUSU) is the only student body in Kashmir however the activities of the union are banned by the state authorities.
"Government has tried its extreme best to suppress the voice of student community but we will never let this happen. We will question and raise voice against every single innocent killing," KUSU member said.
The Governor was on visit to Kashmir University during which he interacted with the students, scholars and faculty members at Kashmir University's Institute of Kashmir Studies.
During his interaction NN Vohra stressed upon the students and scholars to emphasise on more research work that would further enhance the excellence pursued in the department.
"More comparative research should be taken up by the students and scholars at the Institute to make this Institute mire vibrant in quality research and studies," Governor NN Vohra said.
During his visit, Governor NN Vohra also inaugurated new hostel block building and some other new buildings in the university campus.



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