Kashmiri professor Gilani arrested in New Delhi

ISLAMABAD: Delhi Police arrested Kashmiri intellectual and former lecturer of Delhi University, Syed Abdul Rehman Gilani for questioning Monday evening in connection with an event at Press Club of India in which slogans were shouted in favor of Kashmiri martyr, Muhammad Afzal Guru, on his martyrdom anniversary on Feb 9.

DCP New Delhi, Jatin Narwal told mediamen that SAR Gilani was taken from his residence to Parliament police station for questioning, KMS reported.

SAR Gilani had spoken at the function held in Press Club of India to commemorate the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt. He was charged with sedition after Hindu extremists demanded action against him.

The participants in the function shouted slogans in favour of Afzal Guru who was illegally hanged to death in infamous India’s Tihar Jail Delhi and demanded justice for his family.

The SAR Gilani’s arrest was made on the day when a group of lawyers assaulted students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) as well as some journalists at the Patiala House court.

The violence broke out in the court as JNU Students Union President, Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested under sedition charges, was to be brought for a hearing. Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested in connection with an event held at the JNU on the martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru.