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Protests in KU against Student’s disappearance
SRINAGAR, Feb 23: The students of Kashmir University today staged protest in the varsity premises against the authorities for ‘failing to trace a law student who went missing a few days back’.

The students assembled outside the office of Vice-chancellor and raised slogans against the authorities. They were demanding intervention of VC in tracing the ‘missing’ law student.

The ‘missing’ law student has been identified as Aqib Mushtaq of Pinjura Shopian. Some students alleged that he was picked by police or some security agency.

The protesting student said a law student went missing a few days back. “The authorities have failed to the trace the missing youth of 3rd semester LLB,” the students said.

The students said the missing youth attended his last class on February 21. “We approached University seeking their intervention in tracing down the student but the university authorities paid no heed thereby forcing us to stage protests,” the protesting students said.

Meanwhile, the family of Aqib told KNS that he has left the campus on Tuesday to reach home but is missing since then. “The officials tried to trace his location but his phone went switched off at Batamaloo. We do not know where our beloved one is. We urge the police department to trace him” Mushtaq Ahmad , father of missing youth told KNS.

Meanwhile, the police officials said that the investigation in this regard is ongoing. “We have already registered a missing report and the investigation in this regard is ongoing,” the officials said.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) KU said the Vice Chancellor (VC) has taken up the matter with the Police higher ups besides the varsity is also ascertaining the whereabouts of the student.

A police hand out issued this evening said, “As reported by the Proctor, University of Kashmir on 22.02.2017 that Aqib Mushtaq Malik son of Mushtaq Ahmad a resident of Pinjura Shopian, student of 3rd Semester of LLB University of Kashmir was missing from 21-02-2017 evening.

Following this information a missing report was lodged in Police Station Nigeen and efforts are being made to trace out the missing student.

Meanwhile, some of the students have alleged that the missing student was picked by police. The allegations are refuted as the missing student was not required for any investigation by police.

It has sought cooperation from students relatives and his friends in tracing out the said student at the earliest.”

News Updated at : Friday, February 24, 2017
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