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Arrest of Kashmiri students provokes protest in Srinagar

india Updated: Apr 05, 2007 02:40 IST

Parents and relatives of Kashmiri students studying in Banglore on Thursday held protest demonstration in capital Srinagar alleging that the Karnataka police arrested 28 students on a flimsy charge of being Kashmir. Raising slogans against Karnataka police for the discrimination against Kashmir students, they sought the intervention of chief minister Ghulam Nabbi Azad to ensure the release of the students.

The protesting parents said that there was a scuffle between a Kashmiri and Bihari student in the Gousiya Engineering College Ram Nagar on some trivial issue. They said that the scuffle took a serious turn when other Bihari students joined the brawl by attacking all the Kashmiri students in the hostels room. They said that the Kashmiri students were left with no choice but run away from their hostel room for Banglore.

They said that the fleeing students approached police for protection, who in turn, lodged them in the lock-up. They alleged that the Karnataka police has framed them in false cases and have detained them on remand from the local court.

The angry parents and relatives appealed to the chief minister to raise the issue with his Karnataka counterpart and get the students released.