FIR Against Eight Students For Raising Pro-Pakistan Slogans

30 October 2015
The Indian Express
Arun Sharma

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have started looking for eight Class 12 students who on Thursday raised pro-Pakistan slogans during school hours, leading to tension at Sial Sui in Kalakote area of Rajouri district. A case has been registered against the eight students following a written complaint by Anil Kumar Gujral, Principal of Government Higher Secondary School at Sial Sui. The complaint was lodged after students opposed to the sloganeering protested along with some local residents, including panchayat members led by their Sarpanch, at the school, leading to the Tehsildar and the SHO concerned visiting the school and pacifying them. Sources said trouble started during a free period when around 40-45 students of Humanities stream returned to their classroom after appearing in a school test. As there was no teacher in the class, some students reportedly started raising pro-Pakistan slogans, leading to protests from other students. Giving details of the incident, school's vice principal Sher Mohammad said he was taking a class in an adjoining classroom when he heard the noise. 'I sent a student there to ensure silence, but when the noise continued, I personally went,' he said. 'When asked about the commotion, a student told me about the raising of slogans by some students,' Sher Mohammad said, adding that he immediately called the school principal and other teachers. The students who raised the slogans were pulled up after they admitted to committing a mistake, he added. When asked to apologise, other students suggested that they do it in the morning assembly. But none of them turned up.

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