Jamia Millia Islamia, Students offered prayers and protest against hanging.
New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb, 12:Hundreds of students from Jammu and Kashmir today offered funeral prayers-in-absentia for Mohammad Afzal Guru at Jamia Millia Islamia, University. The students later held a demonstration against the unfair execution of Guru in Tihar Jail.
After prayers the protestors marched towards the university gate raising slogans in favor of freedom. The protestors wore black bandanas around their arms that read “We want Freedom”, “I’m Afzal”, “Azadi is our Destination”.
“We had assembled today to pay our tribute to the martyrs of freedom struggle,” said a student, adding, “Indian state can crush our struggle by using power; they cannot reduce our emancipation for freedom”.
The students were earlier denied permission to hold any demonstration on the campus by varsity authorities.
Expressing strong resentment against the “brutalities of Indian state,” the protestors condemned the continuous internet and press-gag in Kashmir. “We are neither demanding nor expecting any sort of justice from Indian state. The execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru is one more stone to the long chain of atrocities that Indian state has been committing in Kashmir,” said a student, requesting not to be named.