Aligarh, October 16: Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Tuesday revoked the suspension of two Kashmir students after a fact-finding committee found no evidence of their involvement in raising ‘Azadi’ slogans on the campus, said a media report.
However, the sedition cases registered against them by the UP police have not been withdrawn yet, reported The Times of India.
The suspension of Waseem Ayoub Malik (Phd, Biochemistry) and Abdul Haseeb Mir (Phd, History) has been revoked, as committee did not find any evidence against them, the report quoted the registrar of the university, Abdul Hamid as having said.
The CCTV footage of the lawn where the students had gathered is not available, he said.
He said that cameras’ directions are towards the entry of Kennedy hall, which can not cover the lawn area.
SSP Aligarh, Ajay Kumar Sahini said that SIT will verify the evidences and witnesses before concluding the investigation, said the report.
He said that he has not received the probe report of AMU and once it comes then it will be forwarded to SIT.
The police had booked both the students for sedition for allegedly trying to hold funeral prayers in absentia for slain Hizb commander Mannan Wani.
Earlier in a day, the Alumni meet at Aligarh Muslim University witnessed a silent protest by Kashmiri students, including girls, against the sedition charges, suspension and show cause notices issued to students.