25th July, 2012, Srinagar: On Tuesday, Kashmir University students boycotted classes following Peerzada Iqbal’s arrest. Iqbal is a student of Mass Communication and Journalism in KU. Police arrested him on 18th July with alleged militant connections. But his family has denied any such links.
The class at the KU’s MERC (Media Education Research Centre) is still suspended in the midst of demands of Iqbal’s release. Proctor Afzal Zargar has attempted to convince the students and asked them to join classes but he failed as the students wanted KU to take up the matter very seriously.
According to reports, one student told that Zargar wanted them to end the strike, but they did not change their stand. The senior students and faculty of the Mass Communication and Journalism also met the SM Sahai, the Inspector General of Police, yesterday. One police officer stated that there were reports against him from police and Intelligence Bureau.
Iqbal’s family members told that police trying to force him to admit his alleged links with militants and that he used to get calls from Pakistan. They have