Another Kashmiri student suspended over Facebook post

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Another Kashmiri student suspended over Facebook post

March 2, 2019

Allahabad, March 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): Another Kashmiri student has been suspended by the college authorities in north India for his comments on social media. The student, Ahtisham-ul-Hassan, a resident of Shamsipora area of Islamabad district, has received threats on social media and has even been called a “terrorist” while newspapers have described his comments objectionable.

Ahtisham is a final year student pursuing B.Sc (Hons) Biotechnology at the Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Allahabad. Ahtisham told media persons over phone that he was informally chatting with a college friend and were discussing the political developments in India. “We both agreed to delete the conversation but a third person came in between and took the screenshots and spread them on social media,” he added.

He said that many people including activists of extremist Hindu organization Shiva Sena were searching for him. He said, “They even circulated videos on social media asking people to throw me out. I am feeling insecure and terrified. I was not aware that they will make such a drama of simple conversation.” Family members of Ahtisham said that they were worried about his safety.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736

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