Kashmir Council EU Chairman Ali Raza Syed today condemned “crackdowns” against the Kashmiri students in New Delhi, and termed it an attack on freedom of speech and expression.
In a statement issued in Brussels, Ali Raza Syed said, “The action against the students is an assault on a democratic right for dissent and debate and against the basic human rights of the people.”
Expressing concerns on the situation, he said, it is a matter of grave concern and against the norms of a civilized society.
“The events including the detention and suspension of students was a cause of concern among the members of academic world and civil societies of the globe,” statement said.
He asked that it is duty of civil society of India specially academia to protect rights of the students in that country.
Terming the Indian attitude as “narrow-mindedness and a discriminated act”, he said, “Victimization of the Kashmiri students in India is unacceptable.”