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By, Sheikh Abid
Srinagar, April 02: On
Monday, large number of students gathered at the Lawn of Kennedy Auditorium at Aligarh Muslim University and held a funeral in absentia for the Kashmiris killed in the Shopian District. They expressed their deep anguish over the prevailing situation.
Students unanimously passed a resolution condemning the use of force in Kashmir, calling an end to curbs on democratic means of public protests and asked Indian Govt.to engage in a political dialogue for the resolution of Kashmirissue.Vice President, AMU Students Union, Sajad Subhan Rather addressed the gathering and said, “Violence has never solved any problem in the world, it is the political dialogue and conversation that brings the breakthroughs and India and Pakistan must engage in meaningful dialogue.
India must shun arrogance and end use of bullets and pellets against innocent civilians and allow the democratic right of people to protest the killing of their wards”.Another Scholar, Waseem Ahmad said, ‘Bullets have been used in Kashmir for three decades now and people’s democratic aspirations are still alive. People can be killed aspirations cannot. World should not celebrate the dance of death in Kashmir and there must be an end to use of military means to resolve the Kashmir problem.
Ahmad, a Law graduate said, While interlocutor is roaming from nook and corner in the valley for want of peace, the peace is being trampled by the killing of unarmed civilians. He asked India to ponder on why educated youth are taking arms and prefeing death over life in the conflict ridden Kashmir.
The students expressed their concern over the curfew like restrictions and closure of schools and college in the valley. They expressed their worriws about the firing in hospitals and localities and were concerned about the wellbeing of their relatives in Kashmir.