Srinagar, Nov 24: In Indian admin-Kashmir the university students stopped Bollywood film crew ‘Haider’ to hoist Indian flag during movie shoot, according to reports when every other student of the varsity was enjoying holiday at home, the students staying in MA and MAK boys hostels came out and divested the Indian flag that was hoisted on the sets of movie Haider (starring Shahid Kapoor, Irfan Khan and Sharrda Kapoor), which was being shot at the Naseem Bagh area of KU campus.
The students protested after the crew tried to hoist the Indian tri-colour in the campus as part of their shoot. Students also objected to Irfan Khan, one of the actors, when he was spotted smoking a cigar or something inside the smoke free campus. Much to the liking of the students, Irfan Khan had to lit off his cigarette and the Indian tri-color was also brought down.
But later, the two of the students who objected Irfan Khan for smoking were arrested and in a jiffy were whisked away to Police station Nageen. When the news of the arrest reached the hostels, scores of the students circled set of the movie and protested, forcing Vishal Bharadwaj, the director of the film to call for a pack-up. Later hundreds policemen” used batons on the students and chased them away to the hostels, and locked hostel gates.
The students somehow came out of the hostels and raised pro freedom and anti-India slogans in the campus. After situation got out of control, proctor Naseer Iqbal managed the release of both the arrested students and promised a prompt action against the police personnel.
The banned KUSU in a statement highly condemns the use of force against the students inside the campus and asks the varsity officials to demand stern action against the rowdy policemen and forces. KUSU also stands by the students of the hostel and their sentiments.