J&K Students Association urges LG to withdraw UAPA charges against MBBS students

Kashmiri MBBS students celebrated Pakistan’s victory and raised slogans in the recently held T20 international cricket match.

J&K Students Association urges LG to withdraw UAPA charges against MBBS students Case registered againts J&K medical students for celebrating Pakistan's victory
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 26, 2021 - 2:55 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association has urged the J&K lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha to withdraw Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) charges against Kashmiri MBBS students who celebrated Pakistan's victory and raised slogans in the recent T20 international India-Pakistan cricket match.

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Nasir Khuehami, national spokesperson of the association, said in a statement that putting UAPA charges on students will ruin their future and alienate them further.

“We are not justifying their act, but It will result in their career assassination,” he said. The charges will have serious consequences on the academic career of students and “psyco-somatic consequences” on them, he said.

The charges may have both short and long term consequences on the students, Khuehami said.

The J&K government should give a 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, as per a statement.

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Khuehami added that the medical students are a significant part of the society and they are expected to behave properly and not to cross their lines. “We hope that in the 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 the larger interest of the country,” he said.

Khuehami further said that campus voices should not be dealt with such rigid laws. While their act has hurt the sentiments of people, there should be enough space in the system to make them realise their mistakes and counsel them, he said. Throwing UAPA charges against them will not only put their careers but also their parents’ resources at stake, he said.

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“Let's give students a chance and help them to continue their high repute degree. Doctors are important pillars of society; their contribution is enormous, for the sake of the larger interest of society. We Requested Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to urgently look into the matter, withdraw harsh UAPA charges, so that their future is preserved,” the national general secretary of association said.

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