Published On: Mon, Mar 4th, 2013

Civil Society Should Take the Lead – JKCHR

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London March 05, 2013:  Authorities in Hyderabad have a case to answer on the mysterious death of 29 year old PhD scholar Mudasir Ahmad Malla, from Parigam village of  Pulwama, Kashmir.

Secretary General Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR) Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani has said in a statement that there are regular concerns expressed in regard to the difficulties faced by Kashmiri students studying in various parts of India. The situation is even more serious when it comes to the safety of female students, studying far away from Kashmir.

English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) in Hyderabad administration has an immediate responsibility for the welfare of all student and in particular more attention is required for the welfare of Kashmiri students who remain exposed to an aggravated bias from communal elements.  The loss of life far away from home of a promising scholar, is unfortunate and the University authorities have a case to answer, JKCHR statement adds.

JKCHR Secretary General has asked the civil society in Kashmir to take the lead and constitute an independent team of investigation, to unearth the circumstances responsible for this death. Government of  J & K should facilitate a team of civil society members to visit the University and conduct its independent investigation.

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani has urged the Government of India to take cognizance of this crime and ensure the safety and welfare of all Kashmiri students, studying in various parts of India. All at JKCHR have expressed their  heartfelt condolences with the family and friends of the deceased.

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