Srinagar, Oct 26: Jammu and Kashmir Students Association (JKSA) on Tuesday appealed Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to withdraw UAPA charges on humanitarian grounds against Kashmiri students.
In a statement issued to the news agency, National spokesperson of the association Nasir Khuehami said that UAPA charges against students is a harsh punishment and will ruin their futures and will further alienate them.
“We are not justifying their act, but It will result in their career assassination. The charges will have serious consequences on academic and future career of the students,” he said.
He said that it may have serious repercussions, both in the long term and short term. “The charges will have serious psyco-somatic consequences on the students. Government should give chance to the students to restore their faith in the ethical standing and the fair constitution of India, so that their futures are preserved,” he said.
Khuehami said that the medical students are cream of every society. They are expected to behave in orderly manner and not go overboard. “We hope that in larger interest of society and country a large hearted approach would be shown towards the Medical Students of Kashmir and they not be put under any case. No doubt they erred but we hope that they will be given a chance to return to studies and future of them not destroyed in larger interest of the country,” he added.
National General Secretary of association Younus Rashid said that the campus voices should not be dealt with such stringent laws. “Their act has hurt the sentiment of people here, but we need to have enough space in the system to bring them to the table and have counselling. Slapping UAPA to them will put their career and whole parents resources at stake,” he emphasized.
We request Lieutenant Govenor Manoj Sinha to urgently look into the matter and withdraw harsh UAPA charges so that their future is preserved, he said