PRESS RELEASE – Kashmir University Students Union
As people are lured in the supposedly democratic elections in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir, the pro-occupation political parties time and again unsuccessfully try to malign the sacred freedom struggle by attacking the pro resistance leaders for ignoring the career of students as schools are closed on strike days. The same closure of educational institutions is done by the occupying regime, but it’s done officially in the name of elections. The Indian authorities and its proxies have time and again for the past few weeks turned many educational institutes into either polling booths or military garrisons. Some of the educational institutes have even been shut for three to four days. The North campus of Kashmir University has been turned into a distribution centre for polling. All the academic activities in the schools, colleges and University of the North Kashmir districts like other parts of the state have been suspended. Not only that but over a thousand youth have been detained most of them being students and thus hampering their career. At one end Indian proxies blame pro resistance leaders for blocking the path of students to enter the premises of the educational institutes but at the same time the government is using educational hubs as the resting rooms and control centres for the paramilitary forces to ensure that the elections are held. KUSU vehemently condemns the hypocrisy of the government and dual stands with the students who are losing their precious time for the supposedly democratic process. KUSU questions the sincerity of the government that if it were that sincere in their efforts to educate the youth of Kashmir, it would have used other government buildings in the districts where elections were underway.
KUSU rejects this so called ‘elections’ held under military occupation and in presence of huge army whose threat and fear psychosis has forced a small percentage of people to vote. KUSU holds the Indian regime responsible for the disruption and overall deterioration in the academic environment of various campuses throughout the state.
Kashmir University Students Union [KUSU]