New Delhi: A day after three Kashmiri students were arrested in Bengaluru on sedition charges, the Jammu and Kashmir Students Association on Wednesday urged Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to ensure the safety of Kashmiri students studying in different parts of the state. Also Read - Day After Release, Police Arrest 3 Kashmiri Students Again in Bengaluru For Sedition Charges
The development comes after three Kashmiri students, who were arrested on charges of sedition, were transferred to Belgaum Hindalga jail from Hubli sub-jail on Tuesday. Also Read - OYO Rooms Allegedly Cancels Booking of Kashmiri Man, 'Discriminatory' Act Slammed on Twitter
To meet the students, their relatives, who had come from Srinagar, were also sent to Belgaum. Also Read - Shikara Public Review: It Shows The Pain of Kashmiri Pandits
In the latest development, the sedition case registered in Gokul Road police station has now been transferred to the rural police station because the video recording was done in the college hostel room which is in rural police station jurisdiction.
On February 17, these students were re-arrested in Karnataka’s Hubballi after fresh protests broke out against the police for releasing them on the execution of bond under Section 169 of CrPC.
Last week, three Kashmiri students of a private engineering college were arrested for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and were released on Sunday on the execution of a bond under Section 169 of CrPC. They were arrested posting anti-India slogans on social media on the first anniversary of Pulwama terrorist attack that left 40 CRPF soldiers dead on February 14, 2019.