Srinagar: Scores of Kashmir University (KU) students on Wednesday staged a protest against the ban imposed by the Centre on Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI).
Raising slogans in favour of their demands, the students from various departments of KU boycotted their classes and took out a protest rally inside the campus against the five-year ban.
Holding placards and banners, which read, ‘Ban on JeI is Ban on Islam’, ‘We stand with JeI’, besides other slogans, the protesting students demanded an immediate withdrawal of the ban.
The protestors also demanded release of JeI leaders and activities, who were arrested by security forces during the last couple of weeks. The demonstrating students later dispersed peacefully.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) banned JeI for the next five years, besides arrested about 250 of its activists and leaders in the valley.