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IUST students protest arrest of student
Jammat leader, son arrested, booked in Anantnag
ANANTNAG, May 12: Students of Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Saturday held protests against the arrest of a varsity student and his father by police on Friday.

University sources said that hundreds of students assembled in the campus soon after making it to the university and held protests. Seeking release of their mate Tassaduq Rashid Bhat, the protesting students, were raising anti-police and pro-freedom slogans. They threatened to intensify the protest of their mate is not released immediately.

Tassaduq and his father were reportedly arrested after the militants fired on the forces while their house was being raided on Friday. He is pursuing mechanical engineering course from the varsity.

The students, a university source said, agreed to end the protest only after the university authorities assured them that they will take up the matter with top police authorities and all efforts would be made to ensure his release. The students later dispersed peacefully and moved back to their classes.

Vice Chancellor of the varsity, Prof. Mushtaq Siddique said that he has talked to top police officials with regard to the detention of the student.

"I am personally in touch with IGP Kashmir. Police has told me that the student has been picked up for questioning and if proved innocent during the investigation he will be set free. I am hopeful he will come out as an innocent very soon," VC said.

Meanwhile, police has arrested and booked a Jammat-e-Islami leader from Anantnag who had gone to meet his already arrested son.

Reports said that police on Tuesday night raided the house of Jammat-e-Islami tehsil president for Anantnag Gulzar Ahmad Bhat and picked up his son Aqif Gulzar for his alleged involvement in stone throwing protests and instigating people. They said that the next day when his father, Gulzar Ahmad, a known Jammat-e-Islami face in the district went to meet him, he too was put behind the bars.

The father-son duo hail from Uranhal village near Anantnag town.

News Updated at : Sunday, May 13, 2018
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