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Detained student released in MP, on way to J-K: Veeri

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The government today said a student "detained" in by the Railway Protection Force has been released and is on his way home.

The force had arrested a 22-year-old Kashmiri man for travelling with a small LPG cylinder at the Vidisha railway station in earlier this week, an RPF sub- inspector said.

was arrested on the night of January 31, and a local court granted him bail yesterday, he said.

Idris, a resident of south Kashmir's Anantnag district, was part of a group of students of Sher-e-University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology which went to for a training course.

"The group of students from SKUAST after completing their training course at boarded a train for

"Reportedly, in the train a woman clicked a photograph of the man and posted on with a caption which created confusion and railway police detained one of the students.

"However, on the intervention of SKUAST and police authorities, the student has been released and is on his way back to Kashmir," Parliamentary Affairs minister A R Veeri said in the Assembly.

Veeri made the statement after opposition members raised the issue in the House.

They also raised concerns about the thrashing of students from the state in

CPI(M) leader and MLA M Y suggested adopting a resolution to appeal the Centre to ensure safety of Kashmiri students studying in educational institutions outside the state.

"Cutting across the political divide, this House should pass a resolution urging the to condemn such incidents on the floor of Parliament.

"Subsequently he (PM) should assure safe and secure environment for Kashmiri students, businessmen, labourers and others working in various states of the country," said.

Reacting to the reports of thrashing of Kashmiri students in Haryana's Mahendragarh last evening, he said a hate campaign has been unleashed on Kashmiris outside the state and it has patronage of "communal forces" in the country.

"Such incidents have serious implications. The prevailing uncertain situation in gets compounded by such incidents.

"This (incident) is not an isolated incident against Kashmiris. In the past, similar incidents have happened in and other states," added.

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First Published: Sun, February 04 2018. 00:00 IST