Social Welfare for Kashmiri Students in Aligarh Muslim University


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The governor's remarks came a day after three AMU students from Kashmir were suspended and booked for sedition after they allegedly tried to hold a prayer meeting for Hizbul Mujahideen commander Manan Bashir Wani, who was killed in a gunbattle with security forces in north Kashmir on Thursday.

"The governor assured the youth that his administration has taken up the concern for the wellbeing of Kashmiri students in the Aligarh Muslim University with their administrative counterparts in Uttar Pradesh so that they can carry on with their studies in a safe and secure environment," a government spokesman said.

Malik was speaking with youths during an interactive session 'Kashmir Youth Dialogue' organized by the Jammu Kashmir Youth Alliance here. The spokesman said Malik also informed the participants that to ensure the welfare of youths from Jammu and Kashmir studying in other parts of the country, liaison officers would be designated for areas having a high number of students from the state.

The liaison officers would act as a point of contact in these states for the students to get their concerns presented and addressed, he said. MLA Langate Sheikh Abdul Rasheed took out a protest march here in "solidarity" with the Kashmiri students of the university.

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