30 C
New Delhi
October 30, 2020

Kashmiri students at AMU to boycott annual celebrations

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University on Wednesday said they will boycott the annual Sir Syed day celebrations, including a traditional dinner on Thursday, to express their anguish over the situation in the Valley following the revocation of the state’s special status.

There are about 1,300 Kashmiri students studying at the AMU currently.


Talking to reporters in the Aligarh, Sajad Rathar, a Kashmiri student leader and former vice president of the AMU Students’ Union, said, “When the rest of the world is celebrating the 202nd birth anniversary of Sir Syed Khan, we are living in pain.”

He claimed that contrary to media reports and official claims ‘only 5 per cent of the postpaid cell phones have been activated in the Kashmir valley till now’.

Rather said how could the students think of celebrations when their families were living in ‘acute distress’.

He said most of the students still did not know how their loved ones were doing 72 days after the lockdown in the Kashmir valley.

Via: PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

0 0 vote
Article Rating

Related posts

Israeli PM Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Ritu Nandal

Covid: Anthropologists fear for safety of low-immunity Andaman tribes

Ritu Nandal

NGO members thrashed by locals while catching stray dogs in Delhi

Ritu Nandal
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Translate »
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x