Panjab University starts profiling Kashmiri students days after 3 nabbed with weapons and explosives in PunjabOct 17,2018 SOURCE: Times Now Digital
Just days after three Kashmiri students were arrested from Punjab’s Jalandhar for possessing an AK-47 rifle and other weapons, the famous Panjab University has started profiling students who are studying there from Jammu and Kashmir. In an e-mail sent to all department heads on October 11, the Dean of University Instructions, Prof Shankarji Jha, stated that information was needed on all Kashmiri students studying in the respective departments. “You are requested to provide information on Kashmiri students admitted to your department/centre/institute to the office of the undersigned latest by October 11 till 4 pm positively in the given format (hard copy) or through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org),” the Dean stated in the e-mail. The circular (number 6667-6766/DUI/DS) stated that the information sought must include the candidate’s name, his father’s name, class, address and contact number. The e-mail was asked to be treated as “MOST URGENT / TIMEBOUND”. On October 10, the Punjab Police had carried out a raid at a college hostel in Jalandhar and nabbed three Kashmiri students with the AK-47 assault rifle and explosives. Punjab’s Director General of Police Suresh Arora had identified the three students as part of a module of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind terror outfit. Arora had said the three also had links with dreaded Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group. The raid at the hostel of CT Institute of Engineering Management and Technology, Shahpur, was conducted jointly by the Punjab Police and the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police. The weapons and explosives were seized from the hostel room of second semester B.Tech (Civil) student Zahid Gulzar, who hails from Rajpora in Srinagar. The two other students were identified as Pulwama residents, Mohammed Idris Shah and Yusuf Rafiq Bhatt.